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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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61.

Johnny Two Fingers McGoo    

Bush kicked her ass!

2646 days ago
62.

Joey Chalmas    

Ahhhhhh! Da po', po', baby! It is clear she just needs some more drugs and booze and money, and a mother who will not call the cops when she bounces her off the walls! I don't know WHAT has gotten into these old biddies! Imagine! Trying to defend herself! Against a bonafide CELEBRITY, no less! Doesn't the old gal know her place by now? I'm sure she's gotten a good beating for her transgressions.

2646 days ago
63.

Theresa    

Not to sound insensitive, but this all sounds like a country song.

"I beat up Ma cuz I was drunk
Cops came by saying some junk.
I woudln't go, so they threw me on the flo'
They took me to jail, and I posted bail.
Ma's crazy, and they're mean
Now I'm gonna suuuuuuue 'em"

Umm....sorry..... ;)

2646 days ago
64.

rrogers    

Response to Donna's comment:

I TOTALLY AGREE WITH YOUR COMMENT! We are all talented/celebrities in our own way and we are not trying to not take responsibilities for our actions. She is not a young adult in her early twenties without children. At the age of 31, she should be a little be more maturer and wiser! If you are old enough to have unprotected sex, you should be woman and man enough to take care of your responsibilities and provide a proper life for your child! I have (3) godchildren in their early twenties and they are acting more responsible that these so-called celebrity role models. If her parents were so abusive to her than she is grown enough to not be involved with her trifling parents. So instead of doing that, she rather take her own child down the exact same road she was taken! SAD, SAD, SAD FOR THAT POOR CHILD WHO HAS BASICALLY NO ONE TO COUNT ON!

2646 days ago
65.

kim suck    

sorry- but she still looks good -- all beat up and all-I would love to do her!!

2646 days ago
66.

bill    

Funny how they blame the Officers for her injuries.....if you can't do the time, don't do the crime....

2646 days ago
67.

compassion    

Mommy dearest

2646 days ago
68.

Satan    

This chick is seriously screwed up man. She will do anything for some freaking dope. Thre friends and myself were in Florida in the beginning of summer and we met this chick in a club, and make a long story short, one buddy had some painkillers from a recent surgery that he didn't need and we gave her some and she came back to our rented condo and pulled a train for us all night long, she loved it and couldn't get enough. We sent her packing the next morning and I'm sure she had a hard time walking for a couple of days, what a freak, we all took turns using all of her holes and that mouth ain't just good for singing. Man did she get off on it.

2646 days ago
69.

John C. Billingsley, Jr.    

The woman is crazy as a bed bug. Most people that aspire to be Stars usually are driven to be seen in the public's eye even if it's bad at least it's Plubisity. They are all phoneys to begin with, that's why we call them actors! The viewing public has raised them and their pay to enormous preporitions they should be viewed as they were in the 30's as whores, pimps and freeks.

2646 days ago
70.

JOHN RICHIE    

EVERYONE RAISES HELL SOMETIMES IN LIFE, SHE'LL BE OK.

2646 days ago
71.

Lois    

She's a spoiled brat, who had a little fame for a short time. Now she thinks she can do what she wants, when she wants and how she wants. Alcoholics and drug abusers are "never at fault" in their minds. Time we quit catering to these brats.

2646 days ago
72.

Ed Ruizzo    

MY HEART GOES OUT TO MINDY AND HER FAMILY. OBVIOUSLY SHE HAS A PROBLEM. SHE NEEDS TREATMENT,( NOT JAIL. ). I AM A RECOVERING ABUSER AND DIDN'T DO ANYTHING ABOUT IT UNTIL MY FAMILY SAID THEY DIDN'T WANT TO BOTHER WITH ME . THAT HIT HOME AND I'VE BEEN SOBER SINCE. IT ALWAYS DOESN'T WORK FOR EVERYONE BUT IT'S WORTH A TRY !!!!

2646 days ago
73.

redhead    

Wasn't she married to Dean Cain (aka: Superman) for awhile?

2646 days ago
74.

bettybean    

I believe her problem is that she no longer is in demand as a performer and can't adjust to the ordinary life she would have had if she had not had one hit record....let's face it, entertainers have to reinvent themselves constantly....she invented a disaster....that by standards of normal living it would not be acceptable....can't someone put her in rehab? Get her a good song and clean that act up?? surely she has still got a voice, so why not take back your life......don't bother trying to fight the sheriff's office in court...you won't win...

2646 days ago
75.

Jodi    

When is the government going to realize these pills people are taking are ruining society

2646 days ago
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