Billy Currington Pleads No Contest
As a consequence of the plea, the 39-year-old singer was sentenced to five years of probation, fined $1,000 and ordered to submit to anger management counseling. For its part, the prosecution dropped the terroristic threat charges.
According to charges originally filed with the Chatham County sheriff's office, Currington chased, cursed and threatened to "finish off" 70-year-old tour boat captain Charles Harvey Ferrelle on April 15 when Ferrelle and his two passengers cruised past the dock of Currington's waterfront home.
WSAV-TV in Savannah reported at the time that a verbal confrontation between Currington and Ferrelle occurred at the dock, after which the singer boarded his own boat and pursued the tour craft to another location where the police intervened.
On April 17, Currington tweeted, "Harassing artists often at their home by boat should be illegal."
He turned himself in after charges were filed. A grand jury indicted him on April 24.
Since hitting the Top 10 in 2003 with "Walk a Little Straighter," Currington has scored six No. 1 singles, including "Must Be Doin' Somethin' Right," "Good Directions," "People Are Crazy" and "Let Me Down Easy."
Currington's latest album, We Are Tonight, debuted at No. 5 this week on Billboard's country albums chart, while his single from the album, "Hey Girl," has risen to No. 3 on the singles chart.
His tour schedule includes an appearance on Friday in Silver Springs, Md., and on Saturday in Richmond, Va.
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