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Randy Travis Cited for Simple Assault in Texas

File photo. (Grayson County Sheriff's Office)(PLANO, Texas) -- More trouble for Randy Travis. The singer was slapped with a simple assault citation early Friday morning following an altercation in Plano, Texas.

A Plano Police Department spokesperson tells ABC News Radio that, contrary to other reports, Travis was not arrested.  There also is no documentation in the official police report that Travis was intoxicated at the time of the incident.

Despite further reports that Travis was hospitalized following the altercation, the Plano Police Department has no record of the singer being transported to the hospital by the town's fire department. His next step is to contact the Municipal Court to address the simple assault citation.

E-mails to Travis's reps by ABC News Radio have not been returned.

Travis was arrested earlier this month for DUI and making felony threats against officers in Grayson County, Texas.  The singer allegedly threatened to shoot and kill troopers who brought him into the station after he was found lying on the road near Tioga, Texas. His 1998 Pontiac Trans Am had veered off the road and hit barricades in a construction zone.

Travis was arrested on another DUI charge in February in Sanger, Texas, when police found him drunk in his car with an open bottle of wine.

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Randy Travis Naked During Latest DUI Arrest

Grayson County Sheriff's Office(SHERMAN, Texas) -- Country singer Randy Travis has been arrested for DUI for the second time this year.

Sgt. Ricky Wheeler of the Grayson County Sheriff’s Office in Sherman, Texas confirms to ABC News Radio that state troopers responded to a call at 11:18 p.m. Tuesday night reporting a man lying on the road outside of the town of Tioga.  They discovered Travis at the scene with a "strong odor of an alcoholic beverage on his breath and several signs of intoxication" and arrested him for DUI.

On the way to the station, Travis allegedly threatened to shoot and kill the troopers, which resulted in an additional charge of retaliation and obstruction, which is a felony.  Sgt. Wheeler also says Travis was brought to the station naked, though it's unclear whether Travis was discovered naked or somehow disrobed later.

Travis was booked and held overnight, then released Wednesday after posting a total of $21,500 bond, $20,000 of which was for the felony charge.

Sherman is located about 60 miles north of Dallas, Texas.  Tioga is roughly 25 miles southwest of Sherman.

Travis, 53, was arrested early last February in Sanger, Texas after a police officer discovered him drunk in his car with an open bottle of wine.  He later blamed the incident on too much post-Super Bowl celebrating.

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Randy Travis Arrested for Public Intoxication

Sanger Police Dept.(SANGER, Texas) -- Randy Travis was arrested early Monday morning for public intoxication, ABC News Radio has confirmed.

The six-time Grammy winner reportedly had an open bottle of wine with him when he was apprehended by the Sanger, Texas police department in front of a church at approximately 1:30 a.m. ET.  Sanger is about an hour north of Dallas.  Travis was booked and released.

In addition to his Grammy awards, Travis, 52, has won over a dozen combined ACM and CMA awards.  His most recent album was last year's gospel collection, Blessed Assurance.

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Randy Travis & Wife Divorce After 19 Years

Photo Courtesy - Taylor Hill/WireImage/Getty Images(ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.) -- Country singer Randy Travis has divorced his wife and manager, Elizabeth "Lib" Travis.  The two married in 1991, but have kept a business relationship for 34 years, ever since a teenage Randy won a talent contest at a bar Lib owned with her first husband. She is expected to continue to serve as Randy's manager.

Randy on Thursday filed a petition for the dissolution of the marriage.  The petition calls for the couple's assets to be split equally. As for why the pair is calling it quits, the papers say only that "a state of incompatibility exists between the parties."

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