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Mindy McCready Does it Again

7/23/2007 1:20 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Melinda McCreadyCountry singer Mindy McCready (and apparent permanent train wreck) was arrested early Saturday morning in Florida and charged with battery and resisting arrest.

McCready, 31, was charged with the two misdemeanors, according to booking information. The Lee County Sheriff's Office would not discuss what happened nor what led to her arrest.

McCready, who had a No. 1 hit in 1996 with "Guys Do It All the Time," has struggled in recent years, beginning with a 2004 conviction for fraudulently obtaining prescription painkillers. She was on probation for that offense when she was charged with driving under the influence in 2005.

She was found not guilty of the DUI charge, but guilty of driving on a suspended license.

McCready was released on $1,000 bail Saturday and is scheduled to appear in court August 14.

UPDATE: In an interview with WINK TV in Florida, McCready says she is considering filing charges against a Sheriff's deputy for what she calls brutality. McCready told the TV station the bruises on her body were put there by deputies. She also says she was starved in jail and maced for no reason.

McCready accused the officers of tackling her while she was holding her 15-month-old son. "They tackled me. They didn't give any directions. They just tackled...It's just not right," she said. But the sheriff's department countered that they, in fact, took the baby away before wrestling McCready to the ground. As for the mace charges, police say McCready caused a disturbance in jail and was subdued with pepper spray.

According to the Sheriff's Department, deputies were called to the house because of a domestic dispute. When they arrived, McCready's mother claimed her daughter became violent after drinking. Officers say they saw scratches on the mother's face and say McCready's breath reeked of alcohol. McCready reportedly denied everything and called her mother "crazy." According to WINK, McCready resisted arrest, and had to be restrained. That's when she hit her her head on the ground, which caused the gash on her face in her mugshot.

McCready was then taken to jail, where deputies say she acted so disruptive they were forced to use pepper spray to control her.

McCready told WINK News, she plans to visit a doctor and a lawyer today.

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Sherri    

Being from just down the road from Mindy's teenage home in North Fort Myers, it is crying shame to know that our hometown area is represented by such bullcrap. Some one needs to take her out to Suncoast and show her what a REAL REDNECK ASS WHIPPIN is,,,Grow up Mindy and remember who GOT YOU WHERE YOU ARE TODAY. What are you gonna do when YOUR child grows up a drunk and beats the crap out of YOU...

2586 days ago
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rachel    


TRAINWRECK COMIN AT YO POSTERIOR!!!

2612 days ago
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rachel    

Guys doin it all the time? posterior!

2612 days ago
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holleewud10    

first!!!!!!!!!!!

2612 days ago
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scarlett    

What's wrong with this poor child? Any psychologist out there .. please speak up.

2612 days ago
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rachel    


She always had that lost in space look, sorta like anne heche or sharon stone.
Basically unhinged from the get-go/

2612 days ago
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littlestich    

What a shame - she really is / was very talented. I hope she can pull it together - quit pulling a Whitney/Brittney - and get her life together.

2612 days ago
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Holliston    

She had some fame and this is in the news. How many "non-famous" people go through the same thing every day?

zerogossip.com

2612 days ago
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Observer    

She was involved for quite a few years in a very abusive relationship. Maybe they're still together, I don't know. He was beating the crap out of her. Lots of drinking. He went to jail for a while, they got back together, over and over. She has real bad self esteem issues. I feel sorry for her. She needs prayers, not ridicule.

2612 days ago
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pebbles    

Didnt she also somewhere along the line have a baby? What happened to the baby? Does she have it or did she put it up for adoption or even worse? Does anyone know?

2612 days ago
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NotTootie    

she has a child now...this is sad to see...hope she wakes up soon and gets the help she needs...enough is enough

2612 days ago
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opedanderson    

You people are heartless for the most part. She's a great talent unable to handle a drug addiction. How many artists have gone through the same. Leave her be. Wish her the best. However, all of those close enough to her.......just keep her off the roads, please!

2612 days ago
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rachel    


I thought she was dead years ago.

2612 days ago
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Jill    

She has a year and a half old baby. This is really bad.

2612 days ago
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tromba    

Everyone says get help, get help. "Help" meaning medical care is insanely expensive. Maybe she can't afford it. Now what? Just let this talent go down the drain because of a sick, capitalist health care system?

Hell, let's do the supply and demand thing - she could do porn.

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