Billy Currington Indicted For Making Terroristic Threats

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A grand jury in Savannah, Georgia has indicted Billy Currington on charges of making terroristic threats and abuse of an elder person. The documents were filed in court on Wednesday (April 24th) after Currington allegedly chased down an elderly boat captain and threatened to “f*** (mess) him up” and kill him.

On April 15th, 70-year-old Charles Ferrelle was carrying two paying customers down the Back River, taking them past Currington’s waterfront home when the singer began yelling at him. The driver could not hear what he was saying, and continued on. According to police reports, on the return trip, Currington jumped in his own boat with a camera and began chasing him. Once Ferrelle docked, Currington allegedly began verbally abusing the Captain, including threatening his life. In his haste to catch up with the Captain, the wake from Currington’s boat almost knocked the singer’s elderly neighbor, who was standing on his own dock, into the water.

On April 17th, Currington tweeted:

According to the District Attorney’s office, a warrant was being issued for Currington’s arrest. Yesterday, the singer tweeted:

Currington has yet to release an official statement on the matter. Stay tuned to The Dr. Don Show with Rachael and Grunwald for all of the latest updates as this case unfolds.

New details have emerged on country star Billy Currington’s indictment charges.

“Mr. Currington turned himself in to the Chatham County Sheriff’s Department at 3:25 p.m. on 4/25 where he was booked on the charges,” Daniel Baxter, Public Information Officer at the Office of the District Attorney, told Radio.com in an email. “He was released after posting a $27,700 Bond at 7:15 p.m. on 4/25.”

This follows the news that broke Wednesday (April 24) that the country singer was wanted by a Savannah, Georgia, grand jury after “making terroristic threats and abuse of an elder person.”

The indictment was filed in the Superior Court of Chatham County Wednesday for two separate counts. The court papers report that the incident took place on April 15th, when Currington “did threaten to cause unlawful bodily harm to Charles Harvey Ferrelle, a crime of violence, with the purpose of terrorizing.”

The second count says Currington “did willfully inflict mental anguish upon Charles Harvey Ferrelle, an elder person who is more than 65 years of age who is not a resident of a long-term care facility.” It continues to claim Currington threatened “to cause unlawful bodily harm.”

“The case will be handled like any other case that comes into the District Attorney’s office,” Baxter previously told Radio.com. “There’s nothing special about, nor will there be any favoritism. It will be handled like any other case.”

According to a report filed by the Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police department, Ferrelle is a Charter Captain and he was giving two passengers a tour on his charter boat when Currington “began screaming at them.”

After the tour, Currington threatened Ferrelle saying he “was going to f*** Mr. Ferrelle up,” the report states.

The next day, Ferrelle saw Currington again at the same location, AJ’s Dock, and the situation escalated.

“If I hadn’t gotten into my slip fast enough I believe he would have run me over,” Ferrelle said to the officer.

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