Posted: Apr 24, 2013
The indictment stems from an April 15th incident involving Charles Harvey Ferrelle, of Effingham County. Billy was born in Savannah and raised in Rincon, Gerogia, which is located in Effingham County. The elder abuse charge cites the singer for inflicting mental anguish upon Ferrell, who is more than 65 years old.
WSAV-TV in Savannah identified Ferrelle as a charter boat captain who provides tours in the area, including Tybee Island, where Billy has a home. Quoting a Savannah-Chatham Metro Police document, the TV station reported that a verbal confrontation occurred between Billy and Ferrelle at a dock owned by the singer. At some point, Billy is reported to have boarded his boat and followed Farrell to another nearby dock, where police became involved.
On April 17, Billy tweeted, “Harassing artists often at their home by boat should be illegal.”
After news reports about the indictment surfaced Wednesday, Billy returned to Twitter and wrote, “Hey guys, I wanted to thank everyone for the huge amount of support that I have received already. Unfortunately, I can’t comment on this situation as this is an ongoing legal matter. It means a lot to me to have your support during this time.”
Billy has not been arrested in connection with the incident.
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