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READ the prosecutor’s statement about the chair-throwing arrest




READ the prosecutor's statement about the chair-throwing arrest

Nashville police officers had every right to arrest country singer Morgan Wallen after throwing a chair from the roof of a sixth-floor bar, according to the prosecutor’s affidavit obtained by

In the affidavit, the prosecutor who charged Wallen with three felonies over the incident recalled the moment the furniture nearly caught the innocent officers.

“On 07/24/24 at approximately 10:53 PM, officers were standing in front of Cheifs Bar, 200 Broadway, when they witnessed a chair coming from above and hitting Broadway. The chair was approximately three feet away from two officers,” says Yaroslav Holodkov . written statement read.

He said officers did their due diligence by talking to witnesses and reviewing footage of the incident before taking Wallen into custody.

“Officers approached security to investigate the incident. Chiefs staff members told officers the suspect was responsible for the chair. Officers reviewed CCTV footage from the roof, six floors above. Cameras show the suspect swerving and throwing an object over the roof and then showed an object flying off the roof,” the affidavit continued.

“Witnesses stated that they were standing to the right of the defendant and saw him pick up the chair and throw it over him, laughing afterwards. Officers arrested the defendant on three counts of recklessly endangering two nearby officers and endangering the public. In addition, he was charged with disorderly conduct for creating a dangerous situation by an act that served no legitimate purpose.”

As reported, the Whiskey Glasses singer was arrested on April 7 for throwing the chair off the roof Eric Church’s Nashville bar in the famous honky-tonk Broadway area. He was hit with it three misdemeanor cases of reckless endangerment and one misdemeanor count of disorderly conduct.

Wallen was released after posting his $15,250 bond. The country singer, who participated in the sixth season of The voice“is fully cooperating with the authorities,” his lawyer said. Worrick Robinson.

Wallen’s court date is May 3, but despite his ongoing legal matter, he remains booked and busy. told you first: the country star’s headliner at Stagecoach is still planned for Sunday, and his tour will go ahead as planned – meaning the arrest has had no impact on his career.

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Wallen has since apologized for his actions.

“I didn’t feel comfortable coming out publicly until I made amends with a few people. I have been in contact with the Nashville police, my family and the good people at Chief’s. I am not proud of my behavior and I accept it. responsibility,” he further wrote X last week.

He concluded: “I have the utmost respect for the officers who work every day to keep us all safe.”