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Morgan Wallen was arrested in Nashville for throwing a chair off a roof

Morgan Wallen was arrested in Nashville for throwing a chair off a roof

Country star Morgan Wallen He was arrested in the early hours of Monday morning in downtown Nashville after he allegedly threw a chair from the roof of a bar six stories onto the sidewalk. According to the Metro Nashville Police Department.

According to a release from the department, the 30-year-old Tennessee-born singer was booked on three counts of felony reckless endangerment and one count of misdemeanor disorderly conduct, and is being held on $15,250 bail.

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“Country artist Morgan Wallen, 30, was booked early today on 3 counts of felony reckless endangerment and 1 count of misdemeanor disorderly conduct for throwing a chair off the roof of Chief's Bar Sun night,” police shared on X (formerly Twitter) on Monday. “The chair landed on Broadway near two MMPD officers. His bail: $15,250.

Chief's, in downtown Nashville, is a bar, restaurant and venue recently opened by Wallen's friend and fellow country music artist Eric Church. according to Tennessee, A police report says that shortly before 11 p.m. Sunday evening, footage showed Wallen “rushing over and throwing something over the roof.” Witnesses also told the newspaper that they saw the musician laughing afterward. According to The WrapPolice said Whalen threw the chair “for no legitimate purpose.”

Wallen lawyer, warrick robinson, A statement was shared with Vanity gallery By email.

“At 10:53 p.m. Sunday, Morgan Wallen was arrested in downtown Nashville on charges of reckless endangerment and disorderly conduct,” he wrote. “He is fully cooperating with authorities.”

In this handout photo provided by the Metropolitan Nashville Police Department, musician Morgan Wallen poses in a booking photo on April 8, 2024 in Nashville Tennessee.Bulletin/Getty Images

No injuries were reported in the incident, and Wallen can be seen smiling in a photo shared by Nashville police on social media.

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Whalen reportedly posted bail and was released from custody around 3:30 a.m. Monday. He is scheduled to appear in court on May 3, which coincides with his planned three-night concerts at Nissan Stadium in Nashville from May 2-4.

Wallen also announced plans to open his own bar in the area, a six-story establishment called “This Bar.” The name is a reference to one of Wallen's songs.

This is not the singer's first brush with the law in the region. In May 2020, Wallen was reportedly arrested outside a bar he owned Rock kid In the same neighborhood, he was charged with public intoxication and disorderly conduct but was not prosecuted. He later made a public apology and praised local law enforcement.

He's also had several controversial moments in recent years, such as being denied a performance Saturday Night Live In 2020 after partying without masks in violation of COVID-19 protocols. In early 2021, Wallen was caught using a racial slur in a video. He apologized but faced fan backlash and was dropped from several radio stations, among other consequences.

Just last week on Thursday Wallen embarked on the One Night at a Time Tour, playing two shows in Indianapolis before apparently returning to Nashville for the weekend. It is not yet clear whether this confrontation with the law will affect the upcoming dates.