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Mindy McCready arrested again

Monday, July 23, 2007 – Problems continue to afflict singer Mindy McCready. She was arrested in North Fort Myers, Fla. over the weekend, charged with assault in connection with a fight with her mother and resisting officers.

According to a published report, McCready claimed police used excessive force in arresting her while she held her baby. "It's been a nightmare," McCready said Sunday night in an article in the Fort Myers News-Press.

McCready, who had hits with "Ten Thousand Angels" and " Guys Do It All the Time," returned early Saturday to the home of her mother, allegedly in an intoxicated state. The two started fighting, and McCready allegedly scratched her mother's face. Her mother, Melody Inge, called police.

McCready told a different story, according to the News-Press. She said she was playing a game at their home when a family dispute developed. McCready said she told police they weren't needed while holding her son, Zander, 15 months.

Police says she resisted being handcuffed and was fought to the ground by a female deputy before being cuffed. McCready said her nose was broken in the process.

While in jail, police said McCready caused another disturbance and was reportedly sprayed with something similar to pepper spray.

McCready posted $1,000 bail and was released from jail. She is scheduled for an Aug. 14 court appearance.

McCready's career has been in a downturn for years. She last hit the charts in 2002 and has not had a top 20 hit since January 1998 with "You'll Never Know."

Her personal life has had numerous problems. In 2004, she pleaded guilty to fraudulently obtaining a prescription drug at a Tennessee pharmacy. McCready claimed the pills were not for her.

In May 2005, McCready faced a drunk driving charge. A week later, Billy McKnight, her then-boyfriend and father of her infant son, was arrested and charged with attempted murder of McCready.

In September 2005, McCready was hospitalized for an overdose of alcohol and prescription drugs.

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