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Randy Travis Arrested: Pleads Not Guilty

December 22, 2012 11:00 AM by Donna W. Martin

American Idol guest star, Randy Travis appeared in court on Friday in connection with his August 23 arrest in Plano, Texas for simple assault. The country music star entered a plea of not guilty and requested a jury trial. Keep reading for more details.

According to E! News, Travis was arrested and charged with simple assault on August 23 following an altercation with a man outside a church in Plano, Texas. As it turned out, the man was the estranged husband of Travis’ fiancé. When the argument between the two became too heated, Travis stepped in and that’s when he allegedly assaulted the man.

At the time of the incident, Travis’s attorney Larry Friedman claimed the singer “came to the rescue” of his fiancé but was not responsible for the scuffle. However, according to Contact Music, Friedman has now changed his account and is calling Travis a “good Samaritan” who was defending a woman and her daughter against two men. “He intervened in an assault by two men who were beating two women, one of whom was a minor.” Friedman explained, “When he intervened, one of those two attackers attacked Randy, and he defended himself.”

Friedman went on to say Travis has turned over a new leaf. “Randy is doing great. Life is good. He’s given up drinking alcohol. He’s drinking eight glasses of water a day or more. He’s on a strict exercise regimen…He’s in the best shape he’s ever been in his life.”

While we’re not certain of the truth regarding the claims surrounding the assault, we do know Travis is scheduled to appear in court for a jury trial on March 11.

Do you think Travis is guilty of assault? Was he trying to protect his fiancé? Was it a case of self-defense? Or was he too drunk to remember? And is he going to be able to stay sober? Or do you think he’s going to fall off the wagon again? Post a comment and let us know what you think.

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6 Responses to “Randy Travis Arrested: Pleads Not Guilty”

  1. S J Says:
    December 22nd, 2012 at 1:26 pm

    You might want to look into The arrests in Sherman Texas.

  2. Homer Anderson Sr, Says:
    December 22nd, 2012 at 3:39 pm

    A Leopard never changes it’s spots.

  3. donna cebula Says:
    December 22nd, 2012 at 3:47 pm

    Love your voice Randy and things will work out for you…

  4. Roger Carter Says:
    December 22nd, 2012 at 10:32 pm

    Randy is innocent. Alcohol had nothing to do with it. That’s all a huge lie. Randy was an innocent bystander who was just getting ready to go play bingo. I was going to meet him there and bet him a buttery nipple if I won the jackpot coverall round. Randy tripped over his shoelace and his fist accidentally ran into that guy’s glass jaw. The teeth he lost were just collateral damage. Randy didn’t intend his knee to land up separating the guy’s nut sack from his crotch area eith. All a huge misunderstanding.

  5. Stephanie Says:
    December 27th, 2012 at 6:20 pm

    Baaaaahahahaha!!! I could kick Randy Travis’ ass. Good God! Really?

  6. Phoebe Says:
    December 30th, 2012 at 6:16 pm

    I have always been a Randy Travis fan and don’t want to believe he is guilty. I have really looked up to him with his insperational music and such. But unless I know the facts of what he is accused of and what happened I can not really make a judgement. I hope that he was just trying to help the lady and it was in self defense. I guess we will find out March 11. I pray that the truth comes out either way it may be.


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