Father of American Idol's Kellie Pickler Stumbles to a Run-In with the Law
Former American Idol contestant Kellie Pickler once again faces an ordeal concerning her father. Pickler’s dad, Clyde Raymond Pickler Jr., was charged with misdemeanor assault by the N.C. Police.

The official report from the Stanly County, N.C. Sheriff’s Office says that Clyde Pickler was arrested on February 7 in Albemarle, North Carolina, for supposedly attacking a female companion with a steak knife.  Following the assault, he was charged with misdemeanor assault with a deadly weapon, misdemeanor assault on a female and a misdemeanor charge of communicating threats. A trial date was set for Feb. 28.

Evidently, this is not Pickler’s first encounter with the law. His daughter Kellie frequently talked about father’s time in jail over several felonious activities, when she was a finalist on American Idol season 5. Kellie overcame those unfortunate episodes in her life, evident in the success of her debut album, “Small Town Girl" which was released last year which sold over 500,000 copies. 

Source: CBS News