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Morgan Wallen arrested on three felony charges after throwing chair off six-story bar

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Country artist Morgan Wallen was arrested Sunday night on three felony charges, after allegedly throwing a chair off of a six-story bar on Broadway in Nashville just before 11 p.m. local time on Sunday, April 7. The bar in question Chief’s on Broadway, is owned by country singer Eric Church, and just had its grand opening on Friday, April 5.

The Metropolitan Nashville Police Department confirmed the arrest on social media, sharing a statement alongside a photo of Wallen’s mugshot which read: “Country artist Morgan Wallen, 30, was booked early today on 3 cts of felony reckless endangerment and 1 ct of misdemeanor disorderly conduct for throwing a chair from the rooftop of Chief’s Bar Sun night. The chair landed on Broadway, close to 2 MNPD officers. His bond: $15,250.”

Local Nashville outlet WKRN reported that witnesses said Wallen was seen picking up the chair, throwing it over the rooftop’s edge and “laughing afterward,” with video footage reviewed by police showing the singer throwing an object off the roof and it plunging six stories down. Wallen was booked into Metro Jail early on Monday morning and released a few hours later.

Wallen’s attorney, Worrick Robinson, confirmed the arrest to Entertainment Weekly in the following statement: “At 10:53p Sunday evening Morgan Wallen was arrested in downtown Nashville for reckless endangerment and disorderly conduct. He is cooperating fully with authorities.” Representatives for Wallen declined further comment.

Wallen’s arrest in Nashville comes just days after he kicked off the 2024 leg of his One Night at a Time World Tour in Indianapolis, Indiana. Per PEOPLE, Wallen is schedule to perform in Nashville on May 2 and 3 at Nissan Stadium, following a headlining performance at Stagecoach music festival at the end of April.

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