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Randy Travis

Locals RUSHED to Jail

to Give Him $$$, Clothes

8/9/2012 7:05 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0809_gary_randy_travis_APRandy Travis was NOT wearing a Texas Longhorns hat at the time of his naked arrest ... it was a gift from a local attorney who rushed to the jail the second he heard the country star was in trouble. 

TMZ has learned ... moments after word got out about Travis' arrest, several locals raced over to the jail to help out -- one man posted Randy's cash bond and another man offered legal services right away.

The lawyer was Gary Corley ... who tells TMZ the area around Sherman, TX is a close-knit community where the people take care of each other ... and he wanted to "do the humanitarian thing" and help Travis.

0809_randy_travis_mug_subassetWhen Corley arrived to the jail, he briefly met with Randy, offered his services, and told him about the legion of photographers waiting outside the jail to shoot the singer.

Corley tells us he was wearing his Texas hat at the time, but decided Randy probably needed it more ... and literally gave him the cap right off of his head so the singer could shield his face from shutterbugs on his way out.

We're told Corley had a car waiting for Travis in case he wanted a ride ... but the man who posted  Randy's cash bond had already arranged for transportation ... so Randy went with his money man.

So far, we're told Randy has not officially hired an attorney ... but Corley says he'll be there if he needs him.

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16.

Hey Now    

There's a fine line between compassion and enabling. He needs to face the consequences of his actions by ponying up for his own bail. Lord knows he should be able to afford it.

776 days ago
17.

msjakeman2    

Alcoholism is a devastating illness...where is his family? Somebody needs to step in and help him.

776 days ago
18.

Jerry Horn    

glad these people went to his aide. he needed help at that moment, and i hope he gets the additional help that he will need to get well. he is a great talent and i hope people will support him

776 days ago
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Jerry Horn    

appreciate the fact that people wnet to his aid. people love his talent and knew he need help. i hope he gets the help he needs.

776 days ago
20.

Laura    

Does lawyer Corley rush to the jail and bring things to everyone-homeless, for instance. People that could really use the help. Or does he just rush to the jail when it's someone famous, and knows he will get in the press?

776 days ago
21.

lee    

Oh so many pure people posting here negatively. And not nary a one has ever sinned. So go ahead, cast that first stone
oh ye who have never sinned.

775 days ago
22.

Uh    

The intoxicated charge is minor (usually a max of 6 months in jail), but telling a policeman you will kill him is a felony and carries about 6 years in prison. What's wrong with this picture? The potential for killing a person goes up exponentially when an intoxicated driver is involved and said driver gets up tp six months?

775 days ago
23.

R. Cortez    

Randy is a good ole boy, probably drinkin moonshine. Moonshine has that strip naked, ram your car into things, fight with the cops effect.

775 days ago
24.

emilie    

what he needs is mental help. Praying that he gets it before he kills himself or someone else.

775 days ago
25.

Fibb    

LOSER, let him kill himself.

775 days ago
26.

Mary Reed    

A Very Troubled Man..Amen

775 days ago
27.

EastCoastChopper    

Oh Randy you crazy as a Whipperwool!

775 days ago
28.

Lynette Carrington    

I'm pretty sure that Gary Corley is actually Bruce Willis. Just look at him.....

775 days ago
29.

TJ    

He was drunk driving !! why would you get him out jail?? he coud have killed someone, or killed himself, he should sit in that cell and think what a spoiled little artist he is!!!

775 days ago
30.

avlisk    

Powering around a lethal weapon while intoxicated is a very bad crime. We are lucky no one was maimed or killed by this criminal. That being said, let's get this guy some help so he stops his dangerous behavior.

775 days ago
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