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Randy Travis cited for simple assault outside a Texas church

August 24, 2012|By Christie D'Zurilla
  • Randy Travis has had another scrape with the law — albeit on a minor scale.
Randy Travis has had another scrape with the law — albeit on a minor… (Dan Steinberg / Associated…)

Randy Travis has tangled with the law yet again — in a way that certainly seems less dramatic than his previous run-ins.

After allegedly getting involved in a dispute between an estranged husband and wife, Travis was cited Thursday night for Class C simple assault, Plano police spokesman David Tilley told the Dallas Morning News. The offense was described to People as "similar to a traffic ticket."

The woman involved was Travis' fiancee, the country star's lawyer told TMZ, while Tilley told other sources she was Travis' girlfriend. The estranged couple were reportedly arguing in a church parking lot over visitation of their son, and the singer eventually stepped in, winding up with torn clothes and "bloodshot" eyes after the incident, TMZ said.

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Travis' two most recent arrests, including one earlier this month that saw him taken into custody naked after his car was driven off the road, involved alcohol. One involved a church parking lot.

He's currently out on $21,500 bail in the Aug. 7 incident and facing charges of DWI and retaliation after allegedly threatening to kill the cops involved in that arrest.

"Everyone is making the assumption that he was extremely intoxicated" during Thursday night's brouhaha, Tilley told the Morning News. "I’ve got the report, and there’s no indication he was intoxicated at all.

"Was he? I don’t know, but the report doesn’t say he was."

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