Billy Currington Charged With Making Terroristic Threats Against Elderly Man

Country singer Billy Currington has been indicted on charges of making terroristic threats against an elderly man.

A Savannah judge issued a bench warrant for Currington's arrest after a Chatham County grand jury found "sufficient evidence" against him, reports CNN.

Though the prosecutor did not give any other details about the allegations, TMZ reports that the 39-year-old singer allegedly chased down 70-year-old tour boat captain Charles Ferrelle, and threatened to "f**k him up" and kill him, on April 15.

Police told local news station WSAV that Currington and Ferrelle had a verbal argument at a dock owned by the singer, and when Farrelle reportedly moved to a nearby dock, Currington boarded his own boat, followed him to a public dock and began to threaten the elderly man.

According to the police report, Farrelle told the cops:

"If I hadn't gotten into my slip fast enough, I believe [Currington] would have run me over."

Reps for the singer have not commented on the charges, but Currington did post a message via Twitter, writing:

hey guys, I wanted to thank everyone for the huge amount of support that I have received already.Unfortunately, I can't comment on this

-- Billy Currington (@billycurrington) April 24, 2013

situation as this is an ongoing legal matter.It means a lot to me to have your support during this time

-- Billy Currington (@billycurrington) April 24, 2013

It's not certain that Currington was referencing the charges, but two days after the alleged incident took place he tweeted:

harrassing artists often at their home by boat should be illegal.thas all i know.

-- Billy Currington (@billycurrington) April 17, 2013

From the AP:

SAVANNAH, Ga. -- Country singer Billy Currington has been indicted in Georgia on charges that he threatened bodily harm to a man over the age of 65.

A Chatham County grand jury indicted Currington on Wednesday on charges of making terroristic threats and abuse of an elderly person. The indictment says only that Currington threatened "to cause bodily harm" to a man named Charles Harvey Ferrelle on April 15.

District Attorney Meg Heap spokesman Daniel Baxter says a warrant was being issued for Currington's arrest.

A representative for Currington did not immediately return a phone message. It was not known if he had hired an attorney.

Currington is a native of the Georgia coast. His hits include "Pretty Good At Drinkin' Beer," "That's How Country Boys Roll" and "People Are Crazy."

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