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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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hotandcold    

But he's pretty good at drinking anti-freeze.
d-bag

458 days ago
17.

Meanie    

God is great, beer is good and People Are Crazy.... (ya'll will figure it out eventually)

458 days ago
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Six Million Dollar Man    

Whi is this guy? He looks like a hairy monkey.

458 days ago
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Nosey Neighbors    

What a blow to reality. Every day we see stars get stalked, chased and threatened. They retaliate against people who do this and we think they are demonic. We don't know the story because people who are nosy gossipers twist it before they have a chance to tell their side of the story. First of all, Billy Currington doesn't have "one hit", he's been on radio since 2004 and has many hits and albums, so get your facts before you accuse. We are so quick to judge whose to say he wasn't defending himself and it got turned into something ugly by reporters, media and witnesses looking for money. Find something better to talk about.

458 days ago
20.

spectator72    

Now he can write his second song
I'm no driver for Meals On Wheels in my red pickem up truck .

458 days ago
21.

MarcaR    

Hes lucky he had one song that made money. I've asked everyone I know, and they didn't know who he was until I told themthe name of the song. So 1**** him

458 days ago
22.

wendyjude    

I'd really like to bash Billy Curlington in his f'n face.

458 days ago
23.

Sam    

What a sick bastard

458 days ago
24.

Wicked September    

He probably just threatened or uh, offered to "F" him up the Back River. Rumor has it here in Nashville that he likes the boys...

458 days ago
25.

Steven318    

If it had been a rapper there would of been all kinds of racist comment. So here mines lock this white thug up!!

458 days ago
26.

Mick    

What a loser! The proof is in the pudding! Another black eye for country music!
http://youtu.be/tgQpfNi8ofs

458 days ago
27.

Tesla_Consulting    

Road rage, Internet rage and now ... BOAT RAGE!!!!!!!! I'll harpoon u MOFO!

458 days ago
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KicksandGiggles    

Oooo Weeee I guess this makes him a Big Man. Too bad the old man didn't have a old member of the Smith and Wesson family for this punk!!

458 days ago
29.

Tj    

Wow, he was defending the safety of people on the dock and got heated. TMZ puts a spin on it to make him off to be a d-bag. Then you commenters run with it. Society is getting worse. Adult bullying, and its being passed down. Don't complain when it's someone you love.

458 days ago
30.

arealrascal    

Country acts and rappers... extreme suckage in their own right.

458 days ago
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