Reports indicate Currington turned himself into authorities this afternoon. He was immediately taken into custody and bond was set at $27,000. He has been released.
Country singer Billy Currington is a wanted man by Georgia police. A Savannah judge has issued a bench warrant for the country singer after a Georgia grand jury indicted Currington, 39, on charges of making terroristic threats and the abuse of an elderly person, citing they “found sufficient evidence” against him.
CNN reports that Currington is accused of threatening bodily harm against Charles Harvey Ferrelle in Tybee Island, GA, on April 15th. Elder abuse has been charged because Ferrelle is older than 65 years of age.
CMT is reporting that Ferrelle is a tour boat captain in Tybee Island where Currington has a home. Currington and Ferrelle had some type of verbal altercation at a dock owned by Currington when, at some point, the singer boarded Ferrelle’s boat and followed him to a nearby dock where police became involved. Currington took to Twitter on Wednesday (April 17th) to thank fans for their support.
“Situation as this is an ongoing legal matter,” the singer tweets. “It means a lot to me have your support during this time.
Currington tweeted about the alleged incident on April 17th, stating, “Harrassing artists often at their home by boat should be illegal. Thas all I know.”
Both tweets have been deleted. Currington mainly lives in Nashville, TN, but is a Rincon, Georgia native which is about 35 miles inland from Tybee Island.
Author: Buddy Iahn
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