Wynonna Judd’s daughter Grace Kelley charged with solicitation of prostitution and indecent exposure

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Grace Kelley, the 27-year-old daughter of country singer Wynonna Judd and her businessman ex-husband Arch Kelley III, has been charged with solicitation of prostitution, indecent exposure and obstructing operations authorities following an April 5 arrest in Elmore County, Alabama. , sheriff’s records confirm.

Kelley was arrested in Millbrook, Alabama, after holding a sign reading “A Turn for a Ride” along a busy highway. Her chest and private parts were bare, Millbrook Police Chief PK Johnson told the Daily Mail. Before her arrest, she had harassed customers at local businesses along the highway and told shoppers at Circle K that she had been robbed, Johnson told the Mail. Officers first approached her at one of the businesses.

“When she contacted our agents, she discussed with them the legality of what she was doing. And that it was not illegal for her to offer herself in exchange for rides,” Johnson told the Mail. The officers did not arrest her at that time, but she allegedly continued her behavior and was eventually arrested at the intersection of the highway and an interstate highway.

Kelley had no drugs or drug paraphernalia on her when she was arrested, Johnson told the British outlet, but added: “If you look at the booking photo, it wasn’t long ago.” Johnson spoke to Kelley’s father earlier this week, he said, but noted that only a representative for Judd had contacted his mother.

She remained behind bars Friday in lieu of $2,000 bail, which could increase because of the new solicitation charges.

The Times could not immediately reach the Millbrook Police Department for comment.

Judd and Arch Kelley divorced in 1998, when Grace Kelley was around 2 years old. When she was a minor, her mother sent her to spend 60 days in a “behavior camp” starting in December 2012, according to RadarOnline. She then asked her aunt Ashley Judd to take custody, and the actor was granted temporary custody. It is unclear when this agreement ended.

Kelley’s arrest record dates back several years and includes drug-related arrests in 2015, 2016 and 2017 in Alabama and Tennessee, according to RadarOnline.com. After prematurely leaving a court-ordered 180-day rehabilitation program, she was sentenced in June 2018 to eight years in prison, People reported.

Her release date was supposed to be in August 2025, but, according to People, she was eligible for parole starting in February 2019. She was paroled in December 2022, according to the Daily Beast.

After being released, she was arrested again in August 2021 for probation violations related to a 2016 meth arrest and again in May 2023 for parole and restraining order violations, according to the Daily Beast.

Grace gave birth to daughter Kaliyah in 2022. “She’s 6 months old and she doesn’t talk yet, but she looks at me,” Wynonna Judd said of Kaliyah on the “Today” show in October of that year. . “She gives me hope.”

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This story was originally published in the Los Angeles Times.

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