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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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This man is one of the greatest country talents EVER & always seemed like a real southern gentleman. Obviously he is in serious trouble & needs professional help. I hope & pray he gets it before his life is totally consumed & destroyed like Hank Williams & so many others before him. There are very few traditional country artists left, Randy - If you are reading this, your fans NEED you back out there recording & making music! Godspeed! We wil never give up on you!

772 days ago


I should have sold my signed guitar with his name on it a year ago when I was offered something for it, now its for sure worth nothing

772 days ago


Not another George Jones!!

772 days ago

Bob Sounder    

Some things money can't buy. Peace of mind, is one of them. I hope travis gets the help he needs.

772 days ago


guess three wooden crosses on right side of the highway wasnt enough ,he was tryin for four !

772 days ago


What a TOOL ! He has all the money in the world ....GO GET HELP ! Why do celebs like this A-hole not hire drivers if they know there going to get smashed !! And if he kills someone he will get off !

771 days ago


maybe after his jail term he wil become famous in his previous job, cos i have never heard of him b4 now.

771 days ago

marguerite jones    

didn't he just get into trouble @Williamson county for drinking and being found asleep in his car???DON'T MESS WITH TEXAS

771 days ago

fatdick 1    

I know it's been Hot Weather Lately, But come on Randy! Get a good AC to stay Cool!

770 days ago

hey dude hang in there! i would be a liar if i said i had not been drunk and been a jerk to people in authority... make a song out of this experiance sp''''''?props to our men and women who risk their lives for us on foreign soil and homeland.

770 days ago


The worst part of this story is " he was driving a 1998 Pontiac Trans Am"


770 days ago


Praying for you Mr. Travis

769 days ago


anybody know if he's related to Lyle Lovett??

768 days ago

Jan D    

You still look great to me Randy, just a little scuffed-up, I'm glad no one was seriously hurt, my prayers are with you that everything will workout well for you, everyone has done things in our lives that wer'e not particulary proud of, no matter how big or small, as the Bible says...Judge Not Least Ye Be Judged, so no one should cast the first stone!

768 days ago


I wish the media would leave Randy Travis alone. How would these reporters like their relatives problems posted all over the internet. I really feel sorry for him. He is sick and needs help. I don't at all condone Drunk Driving and what he did was wrong but the media isn't helping the situation by beating him up with it.

768 days ago
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