Mindy McCready Taken Into Custody In Nashville

Country singer Mindy McCready was taken into custody today (July 25) at Nashville International Airport as she returned to Tennessee, accused of violating her probation, officials said.

Country singer Mindy McCready was taken into custody today (July 25) at Nashville International Airport as she returned to Tennessee, accused of violating her probation, officials said.

McCready, 31, was arrested last week in Fort Myers, Fla., her hometown, on misdemeanor charges that she scratched her mother on the face during a scuffle and resisted sheriff's deputies.

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 tonight.

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.

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.


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