Lead vocalist for Creed, Scott Stapp called Madison County Sheriff’s Office Communication requesting EMS on Thursday, Nov. 13, at 10:48 a.m., near the intersection of I-10 and SR 14.
Creed was a rock band that became popular in the late 1990s and early 2000s. Creed won a Grammy for the song, With Arms Wide Open. The band last toured together in 2012.
According to the incident report from Madison County Sheriff’s Office, when Madison County EMS arrived, paramedic Michael Raines advised Stapp appeared to have an altered mental status.
When Corporal David Myers made contact with Stapp to ask if he was okay, Stapp stated he needed to go to the hospital because someone was trying to kill him and he thought they might be trying to poison him. Stapp never stated who was trying to harm him.
Cpl. Myers noted that during the conversation with Stapp, he would jump from subject to subject and none of it made sense and that he appeared to be under the influence of a controlled substance.
Stapp was transported to Madison County Memorial Hospital, where he was evaluated. Cpl. Myers made contact with Stapp’s wife, Jaclyn. She advised him that Stapp had been on a drug binge for approximately seven weeks.
Stapp’s 2011 black Toyota Tundra was towed at his request from I-10 westbound near mile marker 253, where he abandoned it and walked approximately one mile to where EMS originally made contact with him.
According to records on the Palm Beach County’s Clerk of Court website, Jaclyn filed a petition seeking involuntary substance abuse assessment and stabilization, known as the Marchman Act on Friday, Nov. 14.
The Miami Herald reports that Jaclyn recently filed for divorce and is requesting full custody of their children. In the paperwork, she states Stapp has been doing so much amphetamines, crystal meth and steroids that he has become a paranoid shell who has threatened to kill himself and harm his family.