Country star Randy Travis avoids jail time

By Gavriella Tjandra,

The Grammy winner, Randy Travis, has reached an agreement with the prosecutors in his assault case.

Travis was involved in a fight with another man in Prestonwood Baptist Church's parking lot last summer, and arrested for it, when a church member called up the authorities, E! News reported.

Travis's attorney, Larry Friedman, said that he would be receiving a 90-day deferred sentence over the incident, as a result of a plea of either guilty or no contest entered on Friday in Plano Municipal Court.

If Travis meets the terms of his probation, he can avoid a formal conviction, the Dallas/Ft. Worth CBS affiliate reported, according to Reuters.

The authorities said that Travis was involved in a fight on August 23 last year with Ritchie Beougher.

Travis intervened a verbal spat between his current fiancee, Mary Beougher, and Ritchie, an estranged husband of Mary. He then allegedly roughed up the man.

He pleaded not guilty, and filed a civil suit against Beougher for provoking the fight to injure and humiliate him.

This was not the first time Travis had ever gotten into a run-in with the law.

The 53-year-old crooner was previously arrested for DWI and public intoxication after he was found lying on the road naked, smelling like alcohol, E! News reported.

His former wife and manager, Elizabeth Travis, has also filed a lawsuit against him for not being able to fulfill the post-divorce management contract.



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