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Mohegan Sun-bound performer arrested at airport

August 22, 2018

Country singer Gretchen Wilson, arrested Tuesday night as she got off a plane at Bradley International Airport, is scheduled to appear at a private event tonight at Mohegan Sun.

The show is still on, a Mohegan Sun spokesman said today.

State police were dispatched to Bradley, in Windsor Locks, in response to a report of a minor disturbance aboard an incoming flight. While interviewing Wilson on the jetway, “she became belligerent towards the troopers, and caused a disturbance,” police said.

Wilson, 45, of Lebanon, Tenn., was charged with second-degree breach of peace and was scheduled to appear today in Enfield Superior Court.

A number of media outlets reported that Wilson was involved in an altercation with another passenger on the flight.

Her first single, “Redneck Woman”, was released in early 2004 and was a hit on the country charts.

 

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