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Randy Travis

Threatened to SHOOT, KILL ... Cops Say

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

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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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46.

Sharon Moore    

He seemed to have been sober for such a long time, :(
hope he can get back up and on the sober train again!! DONT GIVE UP ON HIM ALL ADDICTS RELAPSE!! Dont understand what the shooting was all about though.............

702 days ago
47.

every white person who comments on a rap arrest    

who is this clown? No surprise these country music guys and their drugs. They should lock the lot of them up. The music is crap and these guys love to flaunt the law. a bunch of no good addicts. Never heard of him.

702 days ago
48.

taz    

Wow. Alcoholism sure is pretty. I see rehab in his future if he wants to ever make a living.

702 days ago
49.

Beverly    

I love his music. The talent this man has.

702 days ago
50.

whatevs    

Oh, lighten up, dummies. He only threatened them after he was in the back of the police car. It's not like he stood up (in the middle of the road, naked, with his 98' Trans Am in the ditch! bwahahahah!) with a gun in his hand. No need to shoot him if he was unarmed. Idol threats are only threats.

702 days ago
51.

emilie    

He threatens to kill people and you let him out on bail??? This is how people get killed. Stupid cops

702 days ago
52.

smileandshine    

He could have at least smile for the photo. He has a cold look on his face.

702 days ago
53.

All seeing    

"But on the other hand..., theres a handcuff and......, a paper gown to hide......., the lines of my panty tan. HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHA........oh ...HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

702 days ago
54.

Dobby    

Maybe his older wife is why he stayed out of trouble before. Hadn't he spent time in prison before he became famous?

702 days ago
55.

Nancy    

Poor Randy....always liked the guy. He has an alcohol problem...like millions ! He's lucky he didn't kill himself or others ! This country makes such a big deal about Meical Marijuana...statistics show CLEARLY that alcohol is a MAJOR killer...along with tobacco sales....but Govm't makes too much $$$ off of alcohol/tobacco sales...so who's the REAL criminal here....seriously !!

702 days ago
56.

mike hunt    

That's one hellll of a Tuesday Night. Party on Randy!!!! WOW

702 days ago
57.

sharmae    

What a waste of God given talent, and also VERY sad for him as a person. I pray that he finds a way to get his life and whatever is going on back on track. There is sooooo much more to life than this because it isn't living. . . .it's existing and possibly hanging on by a thread if it continues. My prayers go out to him!!

702 days ago
58.

YoUrMaMa    

I have a feeling you're career has officially ended. Too Bad Randy... you were really good! Enjoy retirement life now.

702 days ago
59.

gamepro    

all he needs is some anger management and he needs to stay off the alcohol for good but hes not even close to the best singer in my honest opinion

702 days ago
60.

John James    

Another redneck crazy

702 days ago
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