Published Oct 28, 2014John Carter Cash is renowned as a producer, archivist and musician, and he still plays a key role in the legacy of his parents Johnny Cash and June Carter Cash. His life took a rather strange turn yesterday (October 28), however, as he was arrested for disturbing the peace and being drunk in public after stripping down to his underwear in a Newfoundland airport.
According to the Telegram newspaper, the RCMP were called to the Deer Lake airport with reports that a man had taken off his clothes and was only in his underwear while in the airport. Soon Deer Lake RCMP identified the man as indeed being John Carter Cash.
Security eventually discovered that Cash was drunk and convinced him to put his clothes back on. He was then arrested for disturbing the peace and being drunk in public, and he missed his flight.
Since Cash was cooperative with police and had no criminal record, no charges were laid. He was held until he sobered up and was set to catch a flight home this morning (October 20).
Cash was reportedly in Newfoundland on a hunting trip.
Exclaim! interviewed Cash earlier this year in conjunction with the archival release of his father's posthumous album, Out Among the Stars.