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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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46.

Lin    

TMZ and posters....you really need to know all the information before trying to burn him at the stake. The "old man" has been causing problems for Billy for quite some time. Now when he finally voices himself after someone on his dock was put in harms way, you make him out to be the bad guy. Really should know Billy's side of the story before you label him guilty!

514 days ago
47.

Calico    

Never heard of this guy until now, but what a J-hole for threatening a senior. Shame on you.
There's this little program that might help, with the acronym AA...just saying.

514 days ago
48.

obvious    

Lin your a liar.

514 days ago
49.

Starbum    

He's no country star, he's a hateful hillbilly. How low can you get, elder abuse.

514 days ago
50.

KMil    

That sucks. I've always figured he was nice enough. Must be back on the alcohol?

514 days ago
51.

Nicole    

1st off, Billy Currington has had over 10 #1s. He's an enormous country singer. But I guess if your sole purpose in life is to follow those ratchet Kardashians, you wouldn't know that. Secondly, the old man shouldn't be creeping on his property. I'd threaten his old geezer ass off my property, too.

514 days ago
52.

GeckBSJ    

just cause hes some old fu*k, it now counts as elder abuse?

510 days ago
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GeckBSJ    

**** that old bastard

510 days ago
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