Billy Joe Shaver Indicted
September 25, 2008 at 2:48 PM (PT)
Country singer/songwriter BILLY JOE SHAVER has been indicted by a McLENNAN COUNTY, TX grand jury on felony assault charges for his alleged role in an APRIL 2007 shooting (NET NEWS 4/3/07). He is charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and unlawfully carrying a handgun by a licensed holder on a licensed premise.
The shooting occurred at PAPA JOE'S TEXAS SALOON in LORENA, TX. The victim, BILLY B. COKER, says the shooting was unprovoked but SHAVER's attorney's say that COKER was drunk and aggressive and followed SHAVER outside with a knife. If convicted, SHAVER could face up to 20 years in prison for the assault charge and up to 10 years for the handgun violation.