Kellie Pickler’s Father Arrested

Kellie Pickler’s father is scheduled to appear in court on July 9 in Albemarle, N.C., after being arrested Friday (May 18) on a felony count of obtaining property under false pretense and three felony counts of larceny of a motor vehicle. Clyde “Bo” Pickler Jr., 42, is accused of stealing abandoned and disabled vehicles and illegally selling them to scrap yards. Bond was set at $26,000. The singer’s father also faces two other court dates — Thursday (May 24) for a misdemeanor charge of operating a vehicle without a license and June 12 for a separate misdemeanor larceny charge. Last year, he completed a three-year prison term in Florida for stabbing a man. After being abandoned by her mother at age 2, Kellie Pickler lived mostly with her paternal grandparents. A contestant during the 2006 season of American Idol, the singer reconciled with her father last year.