NORMAN — A singer with the 1990s rhythm and blues group Color Me Badd is wanted on an arrest warrant in Cleveland County, where he pleaded guilty last year to domestic violence charges following an October 2011 incident involving his wife.
Bryan Abrams, 43, an Oklahoma City native, has a history of domestic violence and his third divorce is pending in Cleveland County District Court, records show.
Abrams pleaded guilty to one count of domestic abuse in April 2012. He was placed on probation for a year and ordered to get counseling for domestic violence and substance abuse issues.
Records show Abrams has not complied with the terms of his probation by failing to pay fees and report to his probation officer. A warrant was issued for his arrest in February and remains open.
A probable cause affidavit filed in January 2012 shows Abrams punched his wife in the face during an argument. The woman, identified as Kimberly Frazier in court records, said she was “also hit in several places that caused injuries to her neck and thigh.”
The affidavit states the Oklahoma City Police Department had evidence and records to back up the allegations.
“OCPD has pictures of Kimberly's injuries upon arrival of the police,” the affidavit states. “OCPD also has the 911 call of Kimberly's frantic voice saying she was assaulted by her husband.”
The affidavit claims Abrams was involved in “12 prior domestic cases dating back to 2005.”
Court records show Abrams has been arrested numerous times for domestic abuse and alcohol-related incidents in the past decade.
Since June 2006, the former star has been charged with domestic abuse four times. Twice, the case against Abrams was dismissed. He pleaded guilty to beating his wife in 2007 and was placed on probation for two years.
Abrams also was arrested for drunken driving in December 2005, pleading guilty in Oklahoma County.
Attempts to reach Abrams for comment were not successful.
Along with three other Oklahoma City residents, Abrams was a founding member of Color Me Badd, which rose to stardom in the early 1990s with hits like “I Adore Mi Amor” and “All 4 Love.”
Color Me Badd's debut album sold millions of copies and their song “I Wanna Sex You Up” was featured in the film “New Jack City” during a love scene.
The group's mainstream success was short-lived, however, and media reports and court records show Abrams has struggled for much of the past 15 years.
In recent years, Abrams appeared on a reality show that put former boy band members back together to try and write new songs.
The reality show was canceled after seven episodes.