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Thursday
Apr252013

Billy Currington Turns Himself In on Terroristic Threats, Elder Abuse Charges

Chatham County Sheriff's OfficeBilly Currington turned himself in Thursday afternoon to the Chatham County Sheriff's Office after a judge issued a warrant for his arrest Wednesday. His bond is set at $27,700, and the charges stem from an April 15 altercation in the waters in front of Currington's residence near Tybee Island, GA.

The "People Are Crazy" singer 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. Each charge is a felony in Georgia and could come with a one-to-five year prison sentence.

Ferrelle reportedly spoke with police the day of the incident, 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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