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The Williamson County Court Clerk said McCready's previous attorney, Lee Dryer, had withdrawn as her lawyer.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.

Comments
Pilot shares his impressions after flying Su-57 fifth-generation fighter
Trump's solar wall and barefaced lies
US-Russian confrontation: War is peace, freedom is slavery
Why Russia continues investing in US public debt
Ukraine and PMC Blackwater to poison Donbass with radioactive waste
Ukraine dreams of what it can do to Crimea after winning war with Russia
Ukraine and PMC Blackwater to poison Donbass with radioactive waste
Ukraine dreams of what it can do to Crimea after winning war with Russia
Turkey desperately tries to rescue its national currency as it falls to all-time lows
Who loses and wins most from Caspian Sea division
Ukraine dreams of what it can do to Crimea after winning war with Russia
Ukraine dreams of what it can do to Crimea after winning war with Russia
Turkey desperately tries to rescue its national currency as it falls to all-time lows
Russians tired of Putin's foreign policy
Ukraine dreams of what it can do to Crimea after winning war with Russia
Why Russia continues investing in US public debt
Putin convenes Security Council meeting to discuss new sanctions
Putin convenes Security Council meeting to discuss new sanctions
Putin convenes Security Council meeting to discuss new sanctions
Putin convenes Security Council meeting to discuss new sanctions
Who loses and wins most from Caspian Sea division