Chris Younger, the nation music singer, was arrested on fees of disorderly conduct, assaulting an officer and resisting arrest after an altercation at a bar in Nashville on Monday evening, the authorities mentioned.
Whereas Tennessee Alcoholic Beverage Fee brokers had been taking a look at IDs in a downtown Nashville bar, Mr. Younger, 38, struck one of many brokers, in response to an arrest affidavit filed with a prison court docket in Nashville. Brokers handcuffed Mr. Younger after he didn’t adjust to their orders, it mentioned.
Mr. Younger, well-known amongst listeners of American nation music, had his breakthrough when he received the country-music actuality TV competitors “Nashville Star” in 2006. His second album, “The Man I Wish to Be,” launched in 2009, hit platinum in america. He has since been a fixture on the Billboard nation charts.
A consultant for Mr. Younger declined to remark.
The Alcoholic Beverage Fee brokers arrived at a bar known as Tin Roof at about 8:30 p.m. to examine the IDs of the patrons, together with Mr. Younger, the arrest affidavit mentioned. After the examine, Mr. Younger started asking the brokers questions, which they mentioned they answered, and he started video recording them.
The brokers left and continued onto a bar subsequent door, known as DawgHouse Saloon. The arrest affidavit mentioned that Mr. Younger and his buddies had adopted them and started speaking to the folks there. When the brokers completed their compliance checks, Mr. Younger tried to dam one of many brokers from leaving and hit him on the shoulder, it mentioned.
The agent who was struck, Joseph Phillips, pushed Mr. Younger to create distance, then different patrons obtained as much as intervene, the affidavit mentioned. One other agent tried chatting with Mr. Younger, who didn’t adjust to the orders. Then the brokers detained him.
The affidavit described Mr. Younger as having had “slurred speech” and his eyes as “blood shot and watery.” It additionally mentioned the individuals who had been with Mr. Younger had been “making the incident hostile.”
Mr. Younger was later taken into custody and launched on bonds of $250 for the disorderly conduct cost, $1,000 for the resisting arrest cost and $1,250 for the assault cost, in response to studies by Nashville’s prison court docket clerk. He’s anticipated to look in court docket on Feb. 16.
Aimee Ortiz contributed reporting.