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Currington indicted for "terrorist threats"

Wednesday, April 24, 2013 – Billy Currington was indicted Wednesday by a grand jury in Georgia for "terroristic threats" and elder abuse, according to the Savannah Morning News.

The indictment resulted from an April 15 incident involving Charles Harvey Ferrelle of Effingham County.

Currington has enjoyed hits with Must Be Doin' Somethin' Right and Good Directions. He was born in Savannah.

The newspaper said "two-count indictment returned by the Chatham County grand jury charged Currington, 39, with making terroristic threats against Charles Harvey Ferrelle on April 15 'with the purpose of terrorizing" him'." The indictment also said he threatened to cause unlawful bodily harm.

An arrest warrant was issued for Currington by Chatham County Superior Court Judge Penny Freesemann, according to the paper.

In the incident, Ferrelle told police he was giving a boat tour to two paying passengers on April 15 when he was allegedly yelled at by Currington. Ferrelle also said Currington make verbal threats that he was going to "f--- up" Ferrell. Ferrelle reported further alleged threats by Currington. The boat captain told police he had no idea why Currington yelled at him.

Apparently, there is some history between Ferrelle and Currington. On April 17, Currington tweeted, "Harassing artists often at their home by boat should be illegal."

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