A week after her failed suicide attempt, Mindy McCready wasn’t ready to make the trip from Florida to Arizona for a court date Friday.
The former Nashville darling had been scheduled to be arraigned on charges of unlawful use of a means of transportation and hindering prosecution in Mohave County Superior Court, in Kingman, Arizona. The charges stem from an alleged pickup-jacking incident in the resort community of Lake Havasu. Local police haven’t elaborated on the nature of the crime, but say McCready and a man named Guillan Cissin-Deangelo stole a truck and forced a woman to accompany them against her will.
McCready’s lawyer had called prosecutors to tell them the singer wouldn’t be able to make the hearing. Judge Bob Moon reset the arraignment for Aug. 30.
On Tuesday she checked out of a Tampa-area hospital, where she had been treated for an overdose. The 29-year-old was discovered unconscious in a hotel after ingesting large amounts of alcohol and two unidentified substances. She was found by aspiring country singer William McKnight, who identified himself to authorities as her fiance and provided them with what seemed to be a four-page suicide note.
McCready had reportedly gone to Florida, where her mother lives, after being arrested in Arizona.
McKnight was arrested in Nashville in May on charges of attempted murder after he allegedly broke into McCready’s home in a jealous rage and beat and choked her until she was unconscious.
Last month, he posted $130,000 bail and was released. The couple have apparently since reconciled.
Police said on Wednesday that neither McCready nor McKnight would face criminal charges for the overdose, the latest incident in what has been a yearlong downward spiral for the onetime rising star.
McCready burst onto the Nashville scene in 1996 with the chart-topping “Guys Do It All the Time” off her hit debut, Ten Thousand Angels and seemed poised for superstardom.
But within a year she had split with her Hollywood hunk fianc