Update: Billy Currington Turns Himself In, Released On Massive Bail
“Mr. Currington turned himself in to the Chatham County Sheriff’s Department at 3:25 p.m. on 4/25 where he was booked on the charges,” Daniel Baxter, Public Information Officer at the Office of the District Attorney, told Radio.com in an email. “He was released after posting a $27,700 Bond at 7:15 p.m. on 4/25.”
This follows the news that broke Wednesday (April 24) that the country singer was wanted by a Savannah, Georgia, grand jury after “making terroristic threats and abuse of an elder person.”
The indictment was filed in the Superior Court of Chatham County Wednesday for two separate counts. The court papers report that the incident took place on April 15th, when Currington “did threaten to cause unlawful bodily harm to Charles Harvey Ferrelle, a crime of violence, with the purpose of terrorizing.”
The second count says Currington “did willfully inflict mental anguish upon Charles Harvey Ferrelle, an elder person who is more than 65 years of age who is not a resident of a long-term care facility.” It continues to claim Currington threatened “to cause unlawful bodily harm.”
“The case will be handled like any other case that comes into the District Attorney’s office,” Baxter previously told Radio.com. “There’s nothing special about, nor will there be any favoritism. It will be handled like any other case.”
According to a report filed by the Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police department, Ferrelle is a Charter Captain and he was giving two passengers a tour on his charter boat when Currington “began screaming at them.”
After the tour, Currington threatened Ferrelle saying he “was going to f*** Mr. Ferrelle up,” the report states.
The next day, Ferrelle saw Currington again at the same location, AJ’s Dock, and the situation escalated.
“If I hadn’t gotten into my slip fast enough I believe he would have run me over,” Ferrelle said to the officer.