Singer Chris Cagle found not guilty of domestic violence

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Country singer Chris Cagle has been found not guilty of domestic violence after his girlfriend refused to testify against him.

Cagle and Jennifer Tant were both charged with domestic violence after police said they got into a drunken fight on May 28.

Tant invoked her Fifth Amendment right not to incriminate herself Thursday in Davidson County General Sessions Court. Her case was dismissed after Assistant District Attorney General Jenni Smith decided not to prosecute her.

Cagle, 39, declined to comment after the verdict.

But his attorney, Bill Ramsey, said in a statement that the charge never should have been brought.

Ramsey said, "Chris is relieved the accuracy of the matter has been revealed and the ordeal is over."

Cagle is still scheduled to stand trial Sept. 23 in Tucson, Ariz., on a misdemeanor assault charge. He is accused of striking a man after a benefit concert.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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