Lee County, Florida - In a 911 tape released by Lee County Sheriffs, country singer, Mindy McCready, told authorities that her mother had attacked her and then marked up her own face in an attempt to frame her for assault.
Police arrived on the scene to find McCready calmly composing a song with her guitar in the living room, singing, "My mom attacked me, just before you got here, and you'll find her over there in the bathroom attending to her self-infected facial wounds." Police arrested McCready on the spot for domestic assault and called the paramedics for her mother.
"It's all my fault," exclaimed McCready's agent, Steve Andrews. "I told her to write from the heart, you know, songs about what she knew and loved the most."
Known for her checkered pass and run-ins with the law, McCready was encouraged by her enabling, co-dependant agent to use her life story as an inspiration for her latest album. However, police say that is no excuse for her behavior.
"We have the utmost respect for the creative process," said a spokesperson for the Lee County Sheriff. "However, we draw the line when it comes criminal activity such as domestic violence, whatever the reason."
While being taken into custody, McCready resisted and hit her head on the ground, causing a gash on her face visible in her mug shot.
Later, from her cell, she taunted deputies by singing songs from her previously released album, "If I don't stay the night", so deputies' pepper sprayed her until she agreed to stop singing and stay the night.