Billy Currington has turned himself in after a Savannah judge issued a warrant for his arrest, according to the Chatham County Sheriff’s Office. The singer, whose bond is set at $27,700, has been indicted on felony charges of terroristic acts and threats, and a count of abuse, neglect and exploitation of an elderly person. Under Georgia law, each charge is a felony punishable by one to five years in prison.
The charges came after a 70-year-old tour boat captain, Charles Harvey Ferrelle, said he was chased by the entertainer from a waterfront home on Tybe Creek in Chatham County, Ga., to a dock where Currington threatened him while shouting profanities. Ferrelle, a charter boat captain, was giving a boat tour around Tybee Island, when he passed Currington’s property on April 15, according to a police report. The report continues that Currington yelled at the boat from shore and then jumped in his own boat and followed as Ferrelle went to his slip at a nearby dock.
Ferrelle says he “feared for his life,” and that Currington threatened that “he was going to (expletive) Mr. Ferrelle up,” according to the police report.
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