Hank Williams Jr. Released Without Bond

Hank Williams Jr. was released Tuesday morning (April 4) after voluntarily surrendering to the Shelby County Sheriff’s office in Memphis, Tenn., on an assault charge stemming from a March 18 incident at the Peabody Hotel. Released on his own recognizance, he was not required to post bond. A warrant for Williams’ arrest was issued after Holly Hornbeak, 19, filed a complaint that the singer harassed and choked her while she was working as a waitress at the hotel bar. In a written statement distributed to news media, Kirt Webster, Williams’ publicist, alleged that Hornbeak’s attorney has requested “an outlandish amount of money for settlement.” Webster also stated, “Mr. Williams maintains his innocence and is confident this matter will be resolved in a just manner.”