TABC Issues Statement After Charges Against Chris Young Were Dropped

(Background Photo) Chris Young / Instagram via Moncell Allen Productions (Circle Photo) MNPD via WSMV 4, Nashville / Facebook

Charges against country star Chris Young, who was initially arrested after an incident at a Nashville bar, are now being dropped four days later.

The incident took place at Midtown Nashville’s DawgHouse Saloon on Monday night (Jan. 22), leading to Chris Young’s detention and subsequent legal issues.

The 38-year-old singer was having a drink when agents from the Tennessee Alcohol Beverage Commission conducted a compliance check. Young and his friends started filming the agents and followed them to a neighboring bar, leading to a deteriorating situation when Young tried to engage one of the agents with a question, putting his hand out to stop him.

He was then arrested and charged with disorderly conduct, assaulting an officer, and resisting arrest, after getting into an altercation with the TABC agent.

Video footage obtained the next day showed a different story.

Security footage that was released the following day depicted Young being shoved by the TABC agent before his arrest.

In the video, you can see Young extend his arm towards the TABC agent, who responds by forcefully shoving the musician, resulting in him losing balance and falling backward over a table and chair. Following this, Young stands up, raises his hands, and retreats. Shortly thereafter, he was arrested.

Chris Young Security Footage
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Fans swiftly expressed their discontent when the video became public. A consensus emerged among many, asserting that the charges against the star were unjustified, and a widespread agreement formed that the charges should be dismissed.

Even Young’s attorney, Bill Ramsey, swiftly responded to the charges, issuing a statement that called 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.”

TABC released a statement after the charges were dropped.

Late on Friday, the three misdemeanor charges against Chris Young were dismissed. Nashville District Attorney Glenn Funk declared the decision to drop all charges after reviewing the evidence.

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The Tennessee Alcohol Beverage Commission issued a statement following the District Attorney’s decision.

“We respect General Funk’s decision to drop the charges against Mr. Young. All law enforcement and first responders deserve to be safe while on duty. For your safety and theirs, we ask the public to not make physical contact or interfere with officers while they are working.”

Young’s attorney, Bill Ramsey, also issued a statement following the news, stating, “Mr. Young and I are gratified with the DA’s decision clearing him of the charges and any wrong-doing.”

Chris Young has not made any public comments on the situation as of now.