Hank Williams Jr. makes brief court appearance

Hank Williams appeared briefly in court Monday morning on charges of assaulting a Peabody Hotel waitress.

The charges, dating back to March 18th, claim Williams grabbed waitress Holly Hornbeak, choking and verbally abusing her in the lobby of the hotel.  At the time, Williams was in Memphis while his daughters received treatment for injuries they received in a serious car accident.

Williams declined to make any comment after Monday's court appearance.  A preliminary hearing will be held in the case on July 27th.