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Rodney and Tammy Jo Atkins in November 2011
Platinum-selling country singer Rodney Atkins won't have a domestic assault charge on his record if he continues to meet court-ordered conditions, the Associated Press reports.
The singer, known for such hits as "Honesty (Write Me a List)" and "Cleaning This Gun (Come On In Boy)," was arrested in November at his Tennessee home after wife Tammy Jo Atkins said he tried to smother her with a pillow after drinking. She said he also grabbed and shoved her the morning after that assault, and that their son, Elijah, 10, witnessed the incident.
Elijah and Tammy Jo have both appeared in his music videos.
CMT News reported in December that Atkins denied "inappropriate marital conduct." His lawyer, Rose Palermo, issued a statement calling the incident "an unfortunate verbal dispute" and said there was no assault.
Atkins has passed court-ordered evaluations for anger management and drug and alcohol, Palermo said.
He must stay out of trouble for 11 months and perform 30 hours of community service, the Associated Press reports.
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