Gretchen Wilson Thanks Fans For Patience After Airport Arrest, Says She's 'Confident the Truth Shall Prevail'
A week after her arrest at a Connecticut airport following a "minor disturbance," Grammy-winning country singer Gretchen Wilson is asking her fans to hang tight as she works her way through the legal system. "I want to thank my fans for their patience," Wilson wrote on her official Facebook page on Thursday (Aug. 23) in her first statement since the incident.
"The unfortunate events that took place last Tuesday night are still an open case matter and so I can't discuss or comment on any specifics," she added. "I would like to respect the process, and am confident that the truth shall prevail." According to reports, Wilson, 45, was arrested at the Bradley International Airport in Windsor Locks, Connecticut, on Tuesday (Aug. 21) a day before she was to appear at a private event at the Mohegan Sun Casino. A spokesperson for Wilson could not be reached for comment about the incident.
The Associated Press reported that State police were dispatched to the airport in response to a call about a "minor disturbance" on an incoming American Airlines flight. While interviewing Wilson on the jetway, “she became belligerent towards the troopers, and caused a disturbance,” police said in a report. The "Redneck Woman" singer -- who was reportedly involved in an altercation with another passenger on the flight -- was charged with second-degree breach of peace and ordered to appear in Superior Court on Sept. 13 for a hearing on the matter.
Wilson's next scheduled tour date is a Sept. 1 gig at the Obetz Zuccinifest in Obetz, Ohio.