Are You Ready For Some Mug Shot?

Country singer charged with assaulting Memphis hotel waitress

Hank Wiliams Jr.

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Are You Ready For Some Mug Shot?

APRIL 4--Country singer Hank Williams Jr. today surrendered to cops on a warrant charging him with throttling a hotel waitress last month in Memphis.

Williams, 56, is facing an assault rap for allegedly choking Holly Hornbeak during a March 18 confrontation in the Peabody Hotel lobby bar. According to a complaint affidavit, Hornbeak, 19, told cops that Williams (full name: Randall Hank Williams Jr.) verbally abused her and made other inappropriate comments during the bizarre incident.

The tirade apparently began after a Williams crony asked Hornbeak if she knew who Williams was. When she said no, Hornbeak recalled, the singer replied, "I'm Hank Williams Jr., bitch." After Williams unsuccessfully tried to kiss her, the report states, he "grabbed her by the neck from behind, choking her."

The performer turned himself in this morning to the Shelby County Sheriff's Office and was booked for assault to commit bodily harm. He was released without bond and is scheduled for a court appearance tomorrow afternoon.

Williams, pictured here in a mug shot snapped today, is the son of legendary singer Hank Williams and is best known for singing the "Monday Night Football" theme "All My Rowdy Friends Are Coming Over Tonight." (2 pages)