Oh Lordy. Randy Travis wasn’t holdin’ back alright. The country superstar was issued a citation for simple assault Thursday last night outside a church in Plano, Texas, E! News has learned.
The good news? In contrast to his previous run ins with the law — like his arrest for driving while intoxicated earlier this month — Travis appears to have been clean and sober.
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According to Plano Police Department spokesman David Tilley, Travis waded into the middle of an argument between an estranged husband and wife that turned physical at around 10:30 p.m. A number of witnesses that were part of a field trip that was dispersing in the parking lot of Prestonwood Baptist Church saw the altercation and called 911.
When police arrived and questioned the witnesses, they indicated they had seen a husband and wife involved in a verbal argument. Travis allegedly intervened in the row, which is when he allegedly physically assaulted the husband whose wife is a female friend of the Grammy winner.
Tilley told E! News that Travis was at the location with the unidentified woman because she and her husband are estranged. Travis was not taken into custody. Instead, officers on the scene wrote him up and, as no injuries were reported, all parties declined transport to a local hospital. Another female at the location who was not the wife was given a simple assault citation as well, though it’s not known what role she played.
Plano Police Department spokeswoman Heather Bowden also told E! News that the 53-year-old musician was given a Class C citation, the mildest form of citation, and was ordered to appear in Municipal Court, though no word on a date yet.