Chris Young: All Charges Dropped By Nashville DA
Days after Chris Young was arrested at the Dawg House Bar in Nashville, the Nashville District Attorney announced that charges against the singer are being dropped.
According to The Tennessean, District Attorney General Glenn Funk said, “After a review of all the evidence in this case, the Office of the District Attorney has determined that these charges will be dismissed.”
On Monday night, the singer was charged with disorderly conduct, assaulting an officer, and resisting arrest. Young was sitting at the bar at the Tin Roof when the Alcoholic Beverage Commission was completing a compliance check.
The Tennessean reported that the affidavit said that when agents walked into the bar, Young had his ID in his hand above his head. After the agents scanned his ID and determined it to be accurate, they walked away.
“Mr. Young started asking questions that were answered at that time and then began video recording us. We left the bar after finishing our check and went to Dawg House next door to continue compliance checks,” the affidavit said. The affidavit noted that Young and several of his friends followed.
“While walking out the door, Mr. Young put his hands out to stop me from leaving the bar and struck me on the shoulder. I then pushed Mr. Young to create distance since I had no idea of who Mr. Young was or what he had.” The affidavit added that Young had “slurred speech and bloodshot, watery eyes.”
What was on the video of the incident?
However, video of the incident called the account in the affidavit into question. On Wednesday, Chris Young's lawyer Bill Ramsey called on the Tennessee Alcohol Beverage Commission to apologize. He said in a statement, “What happened to my client Chris Young at a bar in Nashville on Monday night was wrong, and he never should have been arrested and charged in the first place. In light of the video evidence, Tennessee ABC needs to drop the charges and apologize for the physical, emotional, and professional harm done towards my client.”
Young has yet to comment about the incident.
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