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Randy Travis

Threatened to SHOOT, KILL ... Cops Say

8/8/2012 8:11 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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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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301.

Mike    

Randy,

The next time you go our call me, sounds like a good time, but will need a couple of girls to match our birthday outfits. If you were Paris Hilton or Lindsey you would be getting endorsements for your lifestyle..keep up the good work

724 days ago
302.

rmario9@aol.com    

I saw him some years back at a church in Southern California, and he seemed to be such a sincere and God loving man as he talked lovingly about his wife and his relationship with Jesus....To see him in this state, makes my heart go out to him, I can't even imagine the pain and sadness he must be going through, specially in the aftermath of his divorce, after a 19 year marriage the breakup can leave one totally broken up and as Randy is finding out alcohol is not the answer, so my prayers are for him and his ex-wife that God will bring healing and restoration, as he does to his children no matter how they've fallen!

724 days ago
303.

Babs    

Im confused - Did he wreck his car or was he riding a horse?

724 days ago
304.

Cal    

I hope this is RT's bottom and that he can regain his self-esteem and get past this. Getting a grip on alcohol if you are addicted to it is a serious matter.
There is a lot of help out there RT and lots of fellow entertainers who have blazed the trail. My prayers are with you bro.

724 days ago
305.

michael counts    

Anybody else wouldn't get out of jail for making that kind of threat,but since he's a millionaire and a country singer he get's special treatment!

724 days ago
306.

No7    

wow, this has all the ingredients for a new country song! :-)

724 days ago
307.

K.    

"...paper suit to COVER HIS MAN PARTS"?????? What...is the writer of this story ten???

724 days ago
308.

Marie    

What has happen to Randy Travis, I can remember when he was singing for the Lord. We all need to pray for him and his addiction to alchol.

724 days ago
309.

miss kitty    

HE'S BEEN TOO GONE FOR TOO LONG!

724 days ago
310.

Dean    

How Embarrssing Driving Naked in a Car How Dumb & Stupid.

724 days ago
311.

Lenn K.    

Thank God he didn't kill a family or even himself.

724 days ago
312.

james    

What is funny about this is a millionaire celebrity driving around in a 1998 Pontiac.....

724 days ago
313.

Bill    

Poor ole Randy.....if anyone ever needed a good sad ole country song about now it's him! Somebody hand him his guitar so he can croon a litle! And have him tell his boyfriend next time to dress him after sex! Very embarrassing to say the least!!

724 days ago
314.

M    

They called the cops to take him in,and he said your never going to do friends, and they just smiled and said, oh yes we will. well a stick to the head and some kicks to the shins, and several bites by Rin Tin Tin, and he could'nt wait to get to that jail. It was an attitude adjustment, Ooops, wrong artist.

724 days ago
315.

JM    

I've had the distinct pleasure of meeting Randy some years ago.....such a kind, courteous gentleman with a velvet voice. Saddens me to see him reduced to this---- he needs professional help to get back on track. No doubt in my mind that behind all this unusual behavior is his ex-wife.....that b---- ruined him big time.....save yourself Randy.....you are well worth it.....sending you a huge "bare" hug!

724 days ago
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