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Billy Currington

Country Star INDICTED

Charged With Threatening Elderly Boat Captain

4/24/2013 3:40 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0424-billy-currington-gettyBilly Currington has been indicted for allegedly chasing down an elderly man in his boat and threatening to "f*** him up" and kill him.

It went down on Tax Day in broad daylight on the Back River ... a resort area in Georgia. According to the police report, 70-year-old tour boat captain Charles Ferrelle was carrying two fares past Currington's crib when the singer started yelling from his dock ... but the captain couldn't make out what he was saying and continued on.

On the return trip, Currington jumped in his boat -- with a camera -- followed them to a public dock and allegedly began verbally abusing and threatening Ferrelle's life.

Turns out Currington was upset that Ferrelle's steered too close to his docks ... one witness told cops that the wake almost knocked an elderly man into the water.

Still, a grand jury found enough evidence to hit the country star with charges of making terroristic threats and abuse of an elder person ... this according to documents filed today.

Currington had a No.1 country hit with "Pretty Good at Drinkin' Beer" in 2010 and was nominated for a Grammy that year. We reached out to his reps ... no comment yet.

Billy Currington ... respects his elders so much that he allegedly threatens to kill them.

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my4girrrrls    

Get over yourself..

361 days ago
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ubsodumb    

Who is this mob head? What a loser. Go drink ur beer and play in hay

361 days ago
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Lucy    

He's got those crazy eyes.

361 days ago
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Anonymous    

Who the hell is Billy Currington?

361 days ago
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Mick    

One word "D-bag"

361 days ago
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Wow ...    

Oh no! That is horrible. What a shame. I do hope the elderly gentleman is ok.

361 days ago
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jadakiss    

really TMZ? was "Billy Currington ... respects his elders so much that he allegedly threatens to kill them" really necessary? you guys are f*cking s***!

361 days ago
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bkwardstraveler    

One country music hit, back in 2010, does not constitute a country star. When I think country star, I think Willie, Waylon, Merle, Emmylou, George, Patsy, Johnny...I think I made my point.

361 days ago
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Anonymous    

That punk is lucky the old man was not armed. He would have been justified in shooting to defend himself.

361 days ago
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Susan    

Why does TMZ make this out to be a thing about disrespecting elders? So the guy was old, but that does not mean he's allowed to get too close to other peoples property (which in this case almost knocked someone else in the water). Currington was overreacting, but the fact that the captain of the boat was in his 70s should not be the story.

361 days ago
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jenrn    

Or maybe he was sticking up for the elderly person on the dock who was nearly knocked into the water by the wake of the 70 year olds boat. Depends on how you look at it, really.

361 days ago
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sophiastormy    

People sometimes get angry. And wish the court system would take murdering seriously or pedophiles this seriously. Our justice system is unbalanced.

361 days ago
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Chuck    

Stupid Hillbilly turd.

361 days ago
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Dobby    

Who the hell is Billy Currington anyway? A little premature to be going all Reese's pieces, don't you think?

361 days ago
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hunt    

Obviously most of you have never dealt with the jerks on the lake. Many are inconsiderate b******s. Old or not. The jet skiers are terrible, the strictly skiers are more than awful. I keep a rod with a heavy wieght just to crack hulls or snag skiers who are being jerks. Good for him(B.C). I hope the old guy learned something about respect. Just cause he's old doesn't mean he has any.

361 days ago
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