Billy Currington Trial Date Set
A trial has been scheduled for Billy Currington. The 'Hey Girl' singer will go on trial in October on charges stemming from an incident in April.
According to the Associated Press, Currington's attorney, Alex Zipperer, entered a plea of not guilty on behalf of the singer during a brief hearing in Savannah, Ga. Wednesday morning (Aug. 14). Currington was not present in court.
Currington's charges stem from an incident that allegedly took place on April 15 near his home on Tybee Island in Georgia. Tour boat captain Charles Harvey Ferrelle told police he was piloting his passengers along a coastal creek when a man jumped into his own boat and began following them. He and his passengers later identified the man as Currington from photographs.
According to a police affidavit, Currington followed 70-year-old Ferrelle to the dock where he houses his tour boat and began screaming curses and threats at him. Currington denies the allegations in court documents.
A woman who works as a caretaker at Currington's residence told police that the wake from Ferrelle's boat almost knocked a man from Currington's deck, adding that the singer might seek his own warrant against Ferrelle.
Currington is charged with making terroristic threats and abuse of an elderly person. Each of those counts is a felony, punishable by one to five years in prison. He turned himself in to authorities in April and was released on a $27,000 bond.
The singer's trial is set to begin on Oct. 4.