McCready Attacked, Ex-Boyfriend Charged

Mindy McCready’s ex-boyfriend is being held on $130,000 bond in a Nashville jail after allegedly attacking the singer at her home early Sunday morning (May 8). According to police reports, William McKnight, 38, broke into McCready’s garage and severely beat and choked her after she got home at 7 a.m. McKnight was charged with attempted murder and aggravated burglary after his arrest by a SWAT team member. McCready had been charged Friday (May 6) with drunk driving. She was already on supervised probation for three years after pleading guilty to using a fraudulent prescription to buy Oxycontin in 2004.