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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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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

752 days ago

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!

752 days ago


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

752 days ago


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.

752 days ago

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!

752 days ago


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

752 days ago


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

752 days ago


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.

752 days ago

miss kitty    


752 days ago


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

752 days ago

Lenn K.    

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

752 days ago


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

752 days ago


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!!

752 days ago


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.

752 days ago


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 yourself are well worth it.....sending you a huge "bare" hug!

752 days ago
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