Fans Bail out Randy Travis after his Naked Arrest on DWI, Obstruction Charges
Fans bail out Randy Travis after his naked arrest on DWI, obstruction charges
After hearing that country star Randy Travis, 53, was in jail one superfan forked over $21,500 to get him out. Another was thrilled to give the Grammy-award winner something to wear — on his head.Comments (29)
By Ethan Sacks / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
Thursday, August 9, 2012, 11:35 AM
Randy Travis, right, exits the Grayson County jail Wednesday
Disgraced country icon Randy Travis should be singing "Forever and Ever Amen" for his fans.
After news broke of the 53-year-old Travis' arrest on DWI charges when he was found napping on the side of a Texas road after crashing his car, several of his fans rushed to the Grayson County jail to help, TMZ reported.
One fan, local lawyer Gary Corley, told the gossip site he gave his idol his Texas Longhorns cap and a ride home to “ do the humanitarian thing.”
Another fan even posted Travis’ $21,500 bail Wednesday morning, according to TMZ.
Not everyone, though, is singing Travis' praises. The driver who discovered country singer Randy Travis lying naked on a road near Tioga —where the country singer lives — told a 911 operator that he was "freaked out" by his discovery.
Grayson County police released an audio tape of the 911 call late Wednesday in the aftermath of the country icon's arrest on DWI charges
Grayson County Sheriff's Office
When prodded for more details by the 911 operator, the unidentified caller said: "It looked like a deer at first, but as came by it looked human.
"I want to say it was a white male, light brown hair, but I'm not so sure. I want to say he had no shirt on, but I don't know. I want to stay in the vehicle."
Police said Travis not only had no shirt on at the time of his arrest — but not a shred of other clothing either. A short while earlier, before the crash, a convenience store clerk called 911 to report a naked man matching Travis' description who came into the store to buy cigarettes but couldn't pay for them, Dallas NBC 5 KXAS reported.
When roused at the crash site, Travis had “strong odor of an alcoholic beverage on his breath and several signs of intoxication,” police told The Associated Press.
During his arrest, police say Travis went from a stupor to belligerent.
“At one point during the evening and at some point after that he made contact with him, he threatened to kill two of the troopers,” Sgt. Ricky Wheeler of the Grayson County Sherriff’s Department told reporters.
Travis spent the night in jail, but was released Wednesday morning after the fan posted his bail. Photographers snapped pictures of the "Forever and Ever" singer leaving the Grayson County jail in scrubs and the Longhorns cap given him by Corley.
Tuesday night's arrest comes just six months after the singer was arrested and charged with public intoxication in a church parking lot. Travis pleaded no contest to that charge.
A representative for the country singer told the AP there would be no immediate comment about the arrest.