Wynonna Judd’s Daughter Grace Kelley Charged With Prostitution, Was Holding “Ride For A Ride” Sign While Naked On The Highway

Grace Kelley
Elmore County Jail

More legal problems for Wynonna Judd’s troubled daughter.

According to WSMV, Grace Kelley, the daughter of country music legend Wynonna Judd, was arrested last week in Millbrook, Alabama, and sent to Elmore County jail for indecent exposure. She was also charged with obstructing governmental operations.

Police say she “exposed her breasts and lower body” at the intersection of I-65 and Highway 14, and when confronted by officers, sat on the side of the road and refused to comply.

And now, they’ve added soliciting prostitution to the charges that Kelley’s facing.

In an interview with the Daily Mail, Millbrook police chief P.K. Johnson said that the charges were added after Kelley was allegedly on the side of the road holding a sign that read “A Ride For A Ride” while flashing her breasts and other private parts at passing vehicles.

According to Johnson:

“We responded to two calls involving her. In the first, she was observed in the area of businesses on Highway 14 near Murphy Oil by Walmart. She had a sign, displayed that said, ‘A Ride for a Ride’

And when she made contact with our officers, she argued with them about the legality of what she was doing. And that it was not illegal for her to offer herself in exchange for rides.”

Officers initially let Kelley go, but they then received a second call after she went to a nearby gas station and was reportedly causing a disturbance. She left before officers arrived, but when they got back to the area they again found Kelley on the side of the interstate holding her sign and decided to take her into custody.

All three charges that she’s facing are misdemeanors, and she remains behind bars on a $3,000 bond after the newest charge.

The 27-year-old is the daughter of Wynonna and her first husband, Arch Kelley, and the granddaughter of the late Naomi Judd. Kelley has been in and out of prison on drug-related charges for several years.

She was arrested in 2016 for making, selling, and distributing methamphetamine. She was sentenced to 8 years in prison, however she plead guilty in exchange for a suspended sentence and court mandated rehab. She left treatment early and was then sent to prison in 2018. She was paroled and released in 2019, and then arrested again for violating parole in 2021.

She was arrested once more in May of 2023 for violating the terms of her parole, and subsequently released from Putnam County Jail five months later, in October 2023.

According to Johnson, they don’t believe that Judd has spoken to anybody at his office regarding her daughter’s latest legal troubles, but that he spoke with Kelley’s father earlier this week:

“I have dealt with parents in this situation who don’t have the means that these people do. But I don’t think it’s as much about as, what are they going to do? Sometimes it’s about what have they already done to help.

I got the feeling in talking with him, and this is just my opinion, that they’ve tried to help her and to no avail to this point. There have probably been many attempts on their part to get this young lady help.”

The police chief added that while Kelley didn’t have any drugs or paraphernalia on her at the time of her arrest, he believes that her behavior was an indicator that she was under the influence at the time she was picked up – which…seems kinda obvious.

Kelley’s next court date is current scheduled for April 25.

Let’s just hope she can finally get the help that she clearly needs.

Elmore County Jail

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