Chris Young faced legal repercussions on Monday night (Jan. 22), after an altercation at a Nashville bar resulted in his arrest.
Around 8:30 p.m., agents from the Alcoholic Beverage Commission conducted a compliance check at Tin Roof on Demonbreun Street, discovering Chris Young sitting at a bar. After verifying his identification, Young engaged the agents with questions and recorded the interaction.
Following their identification checks at Tin Roof, the agents moved to DawgHouse Saloon next door. Young and his friends followed, initiating conversations with patrons and the bartender.
Initial reports suggest that Young halted the agents, extending his hand and obstructing their departure. Police reports indicate that Young “stuck” one of the agents on the shoulder during this encounter.
Following the altercation, Young was arrested and faced with three misdemeanor charges, including disorderly conduct, assaulting an officer, and resisting arrest.
Security Footage Emerges
New insights into the incident emerged through security footage from the DawgHouse Saloon obtained by Reporter Nick Beres from the Newschannel5 Network. The footage shows the agent forcefully pushing Young, causing him to stumble backward and knock over a chair.
Bill Ramsey, Young’s attorney, swiftly responded to the charges, issuing a statement that delves into the incident and calls for a reevaluation of the situation.
“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.”
Ramsey firmly asserts that the arrest was unfair, emphasizing the need for a reevaluation based on the available video evidence. The upcoming court appearance on February 16 will likely be a pivotal moment in determining the course of action moving forward.
Stay tuned for more updates and watch the security camera footage below.