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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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derralh    

bad deal

774 days ago
332.

Sarah    

Wow, I am shocked to say the least.

774 days ago
333.

James    

also for all of those out there that still drink we all know its the alcohol talking not the person thats under its influance next time you hear the sound track of ozzy ozborns demon alcohol yull see were im comming from/it speaks control and addiction

774 days ago
334.

MKG    

Hey, he already had a black eye and cuts on his face, you think maybe the cops got in a couple of extra shots for the hell of it?

774 days ago
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yukidongo1    

My comment is this. He may have a problem with alcohol, but how seriously can you take a threat "to shoot and kill someone" from a naked man? He is being overcharged. When he was younger, before he was famous, he wasn't popular with the law enforcement in that area. I think the charges are vengeful, myself. This guy is going to be found just like Keith Whitley if he doesn't do something to get himself straightened out!

774 days ago
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Mich Mudrat    

That's why I drink at home after I am done driving for the day.
Beer and guns don't kill people,stupid people do.

774 days ago
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TexasNDN    

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

I call BULL. He was transported to a local hospital to be checked over before transport to the station, Wilson N. Jones in Sherman to be exact. Wehn he was walked into the ER there, he was already wearing paper pants. Yes....I do know that for a fact. My DIL is a local cop & she was there with a prisoner when they brought RT in.

774 days ago
338.

Connie Mitchell    

This is really sad....He was such a great singer many years ago...Hopefully, he will get his life back on track.

774 days ago
339.

kim.j.    

Praying for you brother. We all have our crosses to bear..

774 days ago
340.

Kevin Quinn    

He has a DUI. What else can I say. He is a low life

774 days ago
341.

Kevin Quinn    

He is a low life DUI offender that deserves no mercy.

774 days ago
342.

Gary K    

Travis is an ongoing wreck in progress. He's not the first country star to have Alcohol problems but he's certainly not got the clout of Lindsey Lohan nor can he expect the same breaks and grace in Texas as Lindsey continues to get in California.

At the best scenario looks like Randy will be making many upcoming benefit concerts or at worse he's going to be singing for the boys in lockup for while.

774 days ago
343.

John    

Hes goin downhill real fast. Just goes to show that it can happen to anyone at any time. The best he can do is hit up rehab and start over.

774 days ago
344.

John    

sounds to me that he has hit rock bottom and needs to get to rehab and start his live over . Just goes to show that no ones amune to addictions , it happens. Get right with God big boy

774 days ago
345.

j    

The twisted cops set him up again! lol

774 days ago
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