Randy Travis Strikes Assault Plea Deal
PLANO (CBS 11 NEWS) – Country singer Randy Travis has entered a plea to assault charges stemming from an August 2013 confrontation with his fiancee’s ex-husband, Ritchie Beougher.
Travis will receive 90 days deferred adjudication, as a result of the plea of either guilty or no contest, entered at Plano’s municipal court.
The plea comes as a surprise considering just a month ago Travis’ attorney insisted Travis was the victim of an assault. Travis also field a lawsuit against Beougher, claiming that the assault was part of an orchestrated scheme to physically injure Travis.
The incident started in the parking lot of the Prestonwood Baptist Church, where Travis and his fiancée met Beougher for a child custody swap.
Authorities say it ended with the men exchanging words and Travis receiving a citation for assault.
The country music star’s attorney, Larry Friedman, tells CBS 11 News that Travis “expects a trouble free 2013 devoted to his very supportive fans and friends.”
Earlier this month, official DWI charges were filed against Travis, five months after his August 2012 arrest and one-car accident in Grayson County.
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