Kellie Pickler's father arrested for assault in North Carolina
UPI News Service, 02/13/2007
Police in North Carolina said the father of "American Idol" alum Kellie Pickler was arrested for allegedly assaulting a female companion with a steak knife.
It's not the first time Clyde Raymond Pickler Jr. had a legal dust-up. His daughter discussed his jail time when she was an "Idol" finalist last year, CBS News said.
Stanly County, N.C., sheriff's deputies arrested the elder Pickler in Albemarle, N.C., on Feb. 7. Police said they charged him misdemeanor assault with a deadly weapon, misdemeanor assault on a female and a misdemeanor charge of communicating threats.