Country singer McCready out of jail
Friday, September 16th 2005, 12:26 pm
By: News On 6
FRANKLIN, Tenn. (AP) _ Mindy McCready has been released from jail on $50,000 bond on a charge of probation violation.
The 28-year-old country music singer was released Wednesday, but must stay within 50 miles of Williamson County and meet with a probation officer twice a week.
Her next court date is in November.
McCready, who had a No. 1 hit in 1996 with ``Guys Do It All the Time,'' had been jailed since Aug. 26, when she was arrested in Florida.
The probation violation stems from charges last year when she pleaded guilty to fraudulently obtaining the painkiller OxyContin at a pharmacy. She was fined $4,000, sentenced to three years of supervised probation and ordered to perform 200 hours of community service.
McCready violated her probation in May when she was charged with driving under the influence in Nashville, 15 miles north of Franklin.
A few days later, McCready's boyfriend, William McKnight, was charged with attempted murder after allegedly breaking into her home and beating her.
In July, McCready was released from a Florida hospital after an apparent suicide attempt at a hotel.