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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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76.

death on a cracker    

this chick rocks!

2468 days ago
77.

Lisa    

Could this type of behavior be why Dean Cain (of former Superman fame) dumped her?? What a pathetic waste if talent. Didn't she also have a hit called "Ten Thousand Angels"?

2468 days ago
78.

hunt8512    

This girl has so many demons that it will be a surprise if she ever gets her life together. It is apparent that she can't do without a substance in her life. It makes you wonder why she continually makes such bad choices.

2468 days ago
79.

ZZChuck    

Knowing how the people at TMZ lie, this was probably spun way out of line to suit THEIR needs to run other people.

2468 days ago
80.

SteffyGOP    

Alcoholism is a disease... and it sounds like in her case, she becomes a "mean drunk" and needs help with keeping her disease under control (i.e. quitting booze altogether) and with anger management. She just has to want it bad enough.

2468 days ago
81.

Mamma Cherry    

ANOTHER CANDIDATE FOR REHAB!!!

2468 days ago
82.

anonymous    

wow she looks UGLY HORRIBLE, like a BAG LADY, AGED BADLY

2468 days ago
83.

JERRY    

I DON'T KNOW THE LADY BUT I DO KNOW POLICE. THEY DO A LOT OF THINGS THAT ARE NOT RIGHT OR LEGAL THEN LIE ABOUT IT. NOT ALL BUT MOST. I SPEAK FRPM EXPERENCE. THERE IS A DIFFERANCE BETWEEN WHAT THEY THINK AND WHAT THE FACTS ARE BUT THEY DON'T GET TO THE BOTTOM.

2468 days ago
84.

faye della    

these people gain so much, then stupidly throw it away.

2468 days ago
85.

KC    

She was married to Dean Cain for a while he starred in Louis and Clark and played Clark. They got divorced after a short marriage back then people thought it was him and oh poor Mindy now maybe the truth is showing itself maybe people should of been saying oh poor Clark she could of been doin this back then too and they were married during her fame time when her hit wasn't considered a classic lol. She is spinning out of control she needs more than just gettin arrested maybe she needs a rehab stay like the rest of these stars

2468 days ago
86.

joe pensacola,florida    

well it just goes to show you girl's do it to,but you come to florida on vacation,wind up on probation,and your brought back on a violation!

2468 days ago
87.

Adam    

You don't need a psychologist for this one. She's an alcoholic and quite possibly a drug addict. It's sad to see because she used to be so beautiful and talented. I have her CD. I bought the CD more because she was beautiful though, but now she is just a wreck. Unfortunately she is not going to change until she realizes she's an alcoholic and needs help. She was at home and drunk and apparently there was no party, so she was getting drunk alone, a sign of alcoholism. Maybe her next celebrity appearance can be on that show, Intervention. She needs it. I think we as Americans have been pretty accepting of people getting their lives back together and making a comeback. Clean up Mindy, and get back out there.

2468 days ago
88.

nonnie    

Stop making excuses for her people. What kind of a woman would scratch her mother's face? Why was her bail only a $1,000.00? I wonder what kind of injuries the Sheriffs were inflicted from her? Sounds like more than alcohol was in her system. I hope they took a blood and urine test on her.

2468 days ago
89.

Reba    

Hey, E-Dawg, spoken like a true non-Caucasian. It's amazing how many people expect compassion when they're down, but don't have any for anybody else. I hope Mindy gets back on the right track soon, for both her own sake and that of her child. She doesn't need humiliation. She's already bringing enough of that on herself. She needs help and prayer!

2468 days ago
90.

rrogers    

Response to Tsily1979 & Johnson's comments:

Tsily please write in a 2nd and 3rd verse to your song because that is the serious laugh for a tiring work day. By the way "YOU DON'T HAVE TO BE SORRY FOR YOUR COMMENT"! I'm still grinning over it.

Johnson, I believe everything you wrote here and HELL NO do I have any feelings for these so-call celebrities who want to ruin their life just like I do not have any feelings for the poor smucks who want to ruin their life! I hope you guys used plenty of condoms with that free whore!

It is too many children and people who do not have a chance in hell to survive in this world due to poverty, health, etc.! As well as our war heroes who fight and die for our rights to have such opportunities to be the best we can be and live a happy productive life!

If the Bitch doesn't have medical insurance that is on her. She had plenty of money and if she chose to blow it on drugs and alcohol that is on her. There is a thing called welfare in this country which covers healthcare, food and roofing! So why feel sorry for that Bitch, feel sympathy for the innocent child and any other victim she might just hurt or kill on her drug/drunken path.

2468 days ago
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