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KHAZ Country Music News: Billy Currington Indicted on Charges of Making Terroristic Threats, Abuse of an Elder Person

khaz billy currington 20130425Billy Currington was indicted Wednesday on charges of making terroristic threats against Charles Harvey Ferrelle. Currington is also charged with abuse of an elder person by inflicting mental anguish upon Ferrelle, who is more than 65 years-old. A bench warrant is now out for Currington’s arrest.

The incident reportedly took place April 15 in the waters in front of Currington’s residence near Tybee Island, GA. According to The Tennessean, Ferrelle spoke with police that day telling them Currington began yelling at his boat that afternoon when he drove in front of Currington’s property. Currington then got in his boat and chased Ferrelle’s boat back to his slip according to the police report. Once they got on land, Currington apparently threatened to beat Ferrelle up.

Also, while Currington was pursuing Ferrelle, he apparently got too close to another boat dock and nearly knocked an elderly man in the water. It’s not clear if the elder abuse charge is connected to that incident as well.

Currington posted a statement on Twitter Wednesday saying, “I wanted to thank everyone for the huge amount of support that I have received already. Unfortunately, I can’t comment on this situation as this is an ongoing legal matter. It means a lot to me to have your support during this time.”

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