Young's attorney defends the singer saying charges should be dropped
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Young's attorney defends the singer saying charges should be dropped

Wednesday, January 24, 2024 – Chris Young's attorney defended the singer, who was arrested in Nashville on Monday night following an incident at a downtown bar, and said he should never have been arrested.

"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," said Young's attorney, Bill Ramsey. "In light of the video evidence, Tennessee ABC (Alcoholic Beverage Commission) needs to drop the charges and apologize for the physical, emotional and professional harm done towards my client."

A statement from his publicist said, "While Chris Young is unable to directly comment at this time, below is a statement from his attorney, Bill Ramsey, and a direct link to video footage showing the interaction between Chris and TABC officers on Monday night (January 22, 2024) in Nashville where the 6'4" singer was forcefully shoved to the ground."

Young was allegedly drinking at the Tin House Saloon when agents from the Tennessee Alcoholic Beverage Commission came in to check IDs and license cards. The website TMZ said Young questioned officers after doing a check of him.

Officials claimed Young started recording them and followed them to the Dawg House, a bar next door, where the agents did a compliance check, according to TMZ.

TMZ reported "The agents say they were walking to the door when Chris blocked their exit, putting his hands on one of the officers to stop the agent from leaving and striking the agent on the shoulder." The officer said he pushed Young away, and then people are the bar got involved.

The agents reported that Young's "eyes were bloodshot and watery" and he also slurred his speech. He was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct, resisting arrest and assault on officer offensive contact.

Young posted bail on Tuesday morning of $2,500 and is due back in court on Feb 16.

Young's publicist sent four videos depicting the incident. In one of them, Young is walking backwards in a bar and is pushed with two hands by one of three men who walked into the bar after saying something to one of them. Young then hits the bar counter and topples to the ground. He gets up and is then followed by a group of people. It was not clear who the people were.

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