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Randy Travis

Threatened to SHOOT, KILL ... Cops Say

8/8/2012 8:11 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Randy Travis threatened to shoot and kill the troopers who arrested him for drunk driving last night ... this according to the Grayson County Sheriff's Office.

The GCSO tells us ... officers received a call at 11:18 PM from a person who stated there was a man lying in the roadway.  When cops arrived to the scene, they noticed Travis' 1998 Pontiac Trans Am had driven off the road and slammed into several barricades in a construction zone.

Travis was initially arrested for DWI -- but once he was inside the cop car, officials say the singer threatened to "shoot and kill the Troopers working the case."

As we previously reported, Travis was NAKED ... and rode bareback while he was being transported to the station.

When he arrived to the jail, cops gave Travis a shirt to wear for his mug shot ... and a paper suit to cover his man parts.

Travis is sporting a black eye and cuts in his mug shot -- injuries we're told he suffered when he crashed his car into the construction zone. 

Travis was charged with DWI and retaliation for making the threats. Travis is currently in custody.

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8:45 AM PT -- Randy has been released from custody after posting $21,500 bail.

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166.

Drypuppy    

Randy,Randy,Randy...Way too much talent to Waste

742 days ago
167.

There's a problem here    

It was a tough call but in my opinion Travis just displaced Nick Nolte in the #1 slot of celeb mugshots. It's all about the beat up face and knowing the guy was bare ass naked. Sorry Nick.

742 days ago
168.

Lani    

How disturbing this is for such a country Icon! I believe in "Live and let Live" but this is pure "Shame" for an individual of such statis. I hope he finds a better way of life for the future.

742 days ago
169.

Wayne Fiscus    

I don't know who this guy is, but he must have fallen on hard times if he's reduced to driving a Pontiac. Let alone a 1998 Pontiac. Wow!

742 days ago
170.

Ken from Tucson    

Well, this is sad. I like Randy Travis's work and in the past he's done a lot of nice things. It's a shame that it seems that he has a problem with alcohol. I hope he gets the help he needs to correct the problem. It's also sad that the police officers processing him took this particular mug shot and didn't advise him to wash up a bit to look a little more presentable, since the picture itself is for I.D. purposes and the bloody photo isn't necessary - in fact a distraction. And, further, the cops knew where this photo was going to wind up on TMZ or other news outlets... and there was no need to embarass Randy Travis further with a really "bad" photo. I was a Police Captain and I wouldn't have allowed a photo like this to be taken nor released to the public. It's just in bad taste and unprofessional. As for the supposed "threats" to police officers - the police have to assess whether they were real or just the "bottle" talking - to be fair.

742 days ago
171.

Ken from Tucson    

Well, this is sad. I like Randy Travis's work and in the past he's done a lot of nice things. It's a shame that it seems that he has a problem with alcohol. I hope he gets the help he needs to correct the problem. It's also sad that the police officers processing him took this particular mug shot and didn't advise him to wash up a bit to look a little more presentable, since the picture itself is for I.D. purposes and the bloody photo isn't necessary - in fact a distraction. And, further, the cops knew where this photo was going to wind up on TMZ or other news outlets... and there was no need to embarass Randy Travis further with a really "bad" photo. I was a Police Captain and I wouldn't have allowed a photo like this to be taken nor released to the public. It's just in bad taste and unprofessional.

742 days ago
172.

AAAAAAAAAAb    

A 1998 Trans Am...REALLY? He paid 21k bail so he can't be broke...Step up your game PLAYA!

742 days ago
173.

ANDEE    

the disease is awful hope he gets help .. who beat him up???????????????

742 days ago
174.

smy    

Randy is a normal as anyone of you Randy had someone drive him but they ran off and left him after the accident and a fan stole his clothes

742 days ago
175.

DON4772    

Good God his mugshots are getting worst. Cant wait to see next one. Get help you idiot before you kill someone.

742 days ago
176.

Julie     

and, you know what...? This will be just like every other famous jackass out there. They do the crime, and don't do the time. He'll get a slap on the wrist and maybe some fines, but, nothing more. However; a regular Joe off the street would probably lose his/her license for over a year, probation, possible jail time, AA. Him, he'll probably walk away with minor fines, nothing more. You know why? CAUSE HE'S FAMOUS, AND HAS MILLIONS. Total bull****!

742 days ago
177.

Wayne Fiscus    

A Pontiac? A 1998 Pontiac?! My God, he's really fallen far.

742 days ago
178.

J Y D    

party like a rock star randy!

742 days ago
179.

eezle    

So...Randy Travis walks into a bar, and the bartender says, "Why the long face?"

742 days ago
180.

doel    

He apparently has an acohol problem. Hope he gets help and turns his life around.

742 days ago
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