SAVANNAH, Ga. -- Police suspect country singer Billy Currington may have videotaped himself chasing a 70-year-old tour boat captain along a coastal Georgia creek and threatening to "finish him off" in a tirade filled with profanities, according to recently filed court documents.
The boat captain, Charles Harvey Ferrelle, and his two passengers told police Currington was holding a camera when he became outraged and made the threats April 15 after they passed him on the dock of a $3.5 million waterfront home near Tybee Island. Ferrelle told police that Currington later got into his own boat and chased them.
Currington, 39, turned himself in Thursday afternoon at the county jail, where he was booked on charges of making terroristic threats and abuse of an elderly person. Currington was free Thursday night after posting $27,700 bond, Sheriff’s Cpl. Rhonda Bryant Elleby said. Each of the charges is a felony punishable by one to five years in prison.
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."
Two days after the incident, the singer sent a message to more than 200,000 Twitter followers saying "Harrassing (sic) artists often at their home by boat should be illegal. thas all i know."