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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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31.

booses25    

Actually this guy had been harassing billy currington over and over again by bringing tourists by boat over to his house to make money. This story is a obviously one sided and biased

462 days ago
32.

Howdy    

I think there is more to it than what they say . That old guy must have done something else to trigger his temper . I just don't see him doing that over a boat dock . sometimes the News don't get everything 100% correct . I really can see Billy Currington doing that and to say it was terrorist ...is absurd. He is an american not treating to blow up a city just talked back to a old man that probably pissed him off .

462 days ago
33.

Really    

In the beginning of Billies career he went to Hawaii for anger management....TMZ check it out! Maybe he needs to get back into treatment! I like his music but his behavior is questionable!

462 days ago
34.

Really    

Here is a website talking about Billies anger management or personal issues.. http://www.gactv.com/gac/nw_headlines/article/0,3034,GAC_260...63_5794979,00.html

462 days ago
35.

obvious    

People with anger issues ...get mad when they think you are.thinking something about any thing they don't like or not about them... even tho you are just standing there staring at a little bird.

462 days ago
36.

obvious    

He has issues with himself.

462 days ago
37.

Tybeelucy2    

I'm from Tybee where this incident took place and I'm laughing my butt off at the description of "resort area"

462 days ago
38.

teri    

Damn...I'm going to buy me a freaking boat!!! See if he will chase me!!!

462 days ago
39.

spectator72    

Oh Billy Boy here got mad cow

462 days ago
40.

Holly     

Billy thought that the man was coming too close and thought he was just another person trying to harass him. He gets it a lot and he just might not have took the time that day to listen to the old man. Sometimes people get carried away! We're all human, I'm sure you all have said "I'm gonna F*** you up!" before, it's a phrase, it doesn't mean you're actually going to. This man is just doing this because he knows Billy is famous and it's going to get a lot of bad publicity and it could ruin his career as a way to get back at him.

462 days ago
41.

TURKEYGIRL    

Gross

462 days ago
42.

Bill    

This guy looks like a Monkey

462 days ago
43.

Lora    

He should be standing on his dock waving to people trying to see him. They paid for his house!! He is in need of an attitude adjustment for sure. He just ruined his career. What an idiot!!

462 days ago
44.

LB    

Day-um.... he is ugly!

462 days ago
45.

PT    

Pretty good at drinkin' beer and little else. It's a disgrace that this idiot has any money.

462 days ago
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