Source AP ©

Country singer Mindy McCready taken into custody

Country singer Mindy McCready was taken into custody Wednesday at Nashville International Airport, accused of violating her probation after a scuffle with her mother and authorities in Florida, officials said.

McCready, 31, was arrested last week in Fort Myers, Florida, her hometown, on misdemeanor charges that she scratched her mother on the face and then resisted sheriff's deputies.

She was on probation for obtaining the painkiller OxyContin fraudulently at a pharmacy in 2004. Still pending was another probation violation charge resulting from a drunken driving arrest in May 2005.

Deputy District Attorney General Derek Smith told The Tennessean that she violated probation in three ways: by being charged in a new offense; not reporting those charges immediately to her probation officer; and by the nature of the new assault charges.

An official at the Williamson County sheriff's office just south of Nashville said McCready was being booked Wednesday night.

The Williamson County Court Clerk said McCready's previous attorney, Lee Dryer, had withdrawn as her lawyer. It was not yet known whether she had a new attorney.

McCready had a hit in 1996 with "Guys Do It All the Time." Her album "Ten Thousand Angels" sold 2 million copies that year.

The singer was found not guilty of the DUI charge in July 2006 but guilty of driving on a suspended license. She then pleaded guilty to violating her probation but has petitioned to withdraw that plea.

In an exclusive interview with Pravda.Ru, US filmmaker talks to Edu Montesanti on the presidential elections in the Caribbean country, and its importance to Latin America. "The left will come back in Latin America, more likely sooner than later," says Oliver Stone

Exclusive Interview: Oliver Stone on Venezuelan Election

In an exclusive interview with Pravda.Ru, US filmmaker talks to Edu Montesanti on the presidential elections in the Caribbean country, and its importance to Latin America. "The left will come back in Latin America, more likely sooner than later," says Oliver Stone

Exclusive Interview: Oliver Stone on Venezuelan Election
Comments
The ayatollahs now fear the collapse of the Iranian economy
12 signs of imminent war between the West and Russia
Venezuela may expect another Panama scenario from 1989
12 signs of imminent war between the West and Russia
Exclusive Interview: Oliver Stone on Venezuelan Election
Russia will not be the only country to use Crimean Bridge
Kremlin wants foreign invaders out of Syria
The Royal Wedding and the Silly Season
Germany responds to USA's ultimatum about Nord Stream 2 project
The Royal Wedding and the Silly Season
The Royal Wedding and the Silly Season
The Royal Wedding and the Silly Season
The Royal Wedding and the Silly Season
Russians massively break traffic rules on Crimea Bridge
International study indicates ways to mitigate the effects of climate change on agriculture
12 signs of imminent war between the West and Russia
The Royal Wedding and the Silly Season
12 signs of imminent war between the West and Russia
12 signs of imminent war between the West and Russia
Argentina suggests Putin should reinstate gay propaganda for World Cup 2018
International study indicates ways to mitigate the effects of climate change on agriculture