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Randy Travis

Threatened to SHOOT, KILL ... Cops Say

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

Randy Travis mug shot
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.

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



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thomas smith    

what else was this dude on?personally i would think twice about what brotherhood im threatening sober or drunk.randy did you ever stop and think that maybe the police in sanger dont like your bare ass style of trying to be a sanger? so go spend fifty grand on a lawyer do thirty day rehab couple weekends ends in jail appolagize to everyone and in four months you can do it again simple

814 days ago


He can afford to drink???

814 days ago


He has always had problems, I drank with him at the Illinois State Fair some years back, we closed down a dive bar then drank the rest of the night in his Motor Coach

814 days ago

Donna Davis    

You mean to tell me that he drives an old TA. I say throw the book at this "IT"

814 days ago

Donna Davis    

You mean he drives an old TA? He is one crazy "IT"

814 days ago

mike c.    

Drunk and naked in a Trans-Am ?
Was his sister with him?

814 days ago


Randy looks a lot like Don Imus in that mug shot.

814 days ago

mike c.    

WOW!!! Drunk AND Naked in a Trans-Am?
Are they sure his sister wasn't in there with him?

814 days ago


I am praying for Randy. He's a good man, who obviously has a problem. It breaks my heart.

814 days ago


Randy, I have listened to you for years. Let me continue. Wish you the best, long time Fan. Doc

814 days ago


well,their not going to get his autograph haha

814 days ago

armand alegg    

Give the guy abreak. If you can't lay naked in the middle of a deserted road in the middle of the nite than when can you?

814 days ago

Mr D    

Thank You. I don't read blogs very much but i am a singer, so i read the article and most of the comments. I am so proud that we all ignored the Racial Comments made by a few people. It has given me hope that we are growing as a nation and that we refuse to be infleuenced by haters.
This is a Black man saying, Just Stop. And if you are White,Stop trying to stir-up trouble.

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kathy johnson    

still like Randy Travis, seems hes having some problems right now, as far as not lloking good in a mug shot, how many people do you know do? If they throw book at him, they better go back and do the same to lindsay lohen, as far as Im concerned, hes still a nice guy, this incident doesnt change my mind about him or his music

814 days ago
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