Days after his arrest at Nashville's Dawg House Bar, country music superstar Chris Young had all charges dismissed against him. In relation to the event, Young was confronted with allegations of assault on an officer, disorderly behavior, and resisting arrest.
The district attorney's office has decided to drop these charges, according to a statement released Friday evening by Nashville District Attorney Glenn Funk.
Arrest documents show that Young, whose songs include "The Man I Want to Be" and "Gettin' You Home," was performing at Tin Roof on Demonbreun Street on Monday night at around 8:30 p.m. CT when ABTC agents showed there to do a compliance check.
According to the affidavit, Young was seen holding his ID high over his head as the agents entered the pub. After verifying his identity by scanning, the agents left.
On November 8, 2023, in Nashville, during the 57th annual Country Music Association Awards, Chris Young struts down the red carpet. Mr. Young began filming us after asking questions that were addressed throughout that session.
The affidavit stated that after concluding our inspection, we left the pub and proceeded to Dawg House, which was next door, to continue our compliance checks. Notably, Young was accompanied by a few of his buddies. The affidavit stated that the agents were checking the bar's credentials and were about to go when Young approached them.
Mr. Young reached out to stop me from leaving the pub as I was heading out the door and hit me on the shoulder. Since I was unfamiliar with Mr. Young and his situation, I encouraged him to put some space between us, according to the affidavit. Also mentioned are Young's bloodshot, watery eyes and slurred voice.
However, the lawyer for Young argued that the affidavit contained inaccurate information. Bill Ramsey issued a statement on Wednesday claiming that the detention of Young was unwarranted and that video evidence of the confrontation between the country singer and the agents should have been made public.
"Mr. Young's experience at the Nashville bar on Monday night was completely inappropriate," Ramsey stated. In addition, he demanded an apology from the Tennessee ABC "for the physical, emotional and professional harm done towards my client."
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