BRYAN, Texas – Troubled country singer Doug Supernaw was ordered to undergo a psychiatric evaluation after he told a judge he was the subject of a police conspiracy.
Supernaw is best known for his 1993 hits "Reno" and "I Don't Call Him Daddy," but has been beset by legal problems in recent years, mostly related to drug and alcohol offenses.
He was in court Tuesday for trial on a misdemeanor charge of evading arrest. The charge stemmed from a 2004 confrontation with a police officer. Supernaw could face up to six months in jail if convicted.
In a pretrial hearing, Supernaw, 46, listed off police agencies that he said had beaten him to ruin his recording career and his chances at a baseball career.
"It has been a political economic conspiracy, and I have proved it time and time and time again," he told Brazos County Court Judge Jim Locke. Supernaw said the abuse started when he was "held hostage in Paris" in a "mentally retarded home for terrorists" for two weeks in 2002.
Locke sent the jury pool home after the statements from Supernaw, who also claimed that he was a "test monkey" to see if someone could smoke marijuana and play baseball at the same time.
Supernaw was arrested in November on a marijuana possession charge in Humble. In 2005, he was sentenced to 115 days in jail and a $300 fine for marijuana possession in Amarillo when he was in town for a minor league baseball game.