Chris Young Arrested Following Incident With State Agents At Nashville Bar

By Kelly Fisher

January 23, 2024

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Chris Young was arrested at a Nashville bar when an incident involving multiple people turned “hostile,” reports state. It happened on Monday night (January 22). The Famous Friends country star, 38, was reportedly charged with resisting arrest, disorderly conduct and assault on an officer.

Alcoholic Beverage Commission agents arrived at Tin Roof, located on Demonbreun Street in Nashville’s Midtown neighborhood, around 8:30 p.m. for a compliance check. Agents checked Young’s ID, which he held above his head, returned it and began to walk away. That’s when the country artist reportedly began asking the agents questions (which they apparently answered), and recording videos of them, per an arrest affidavit obtained by multiple news outlets, including the Tennessean and WSMV.

The Alcoholic Beverage Commission agents left Tin Roof to continue compliance checks at the bar next door, Dawg House. Young and several others followed and approached the agents as they began to leave after checking the bar’s credentials, per the report: “While walking out the door Mr. Young put his hands out to stop me from leaving the bar and struck me on the shoulder.” An agent reportedly pushed Young “to created distance,” and there was “yelling and screaming,” when multiple people at the bar got between the agent and Young. The filing states: “While all agents were trying to leave the bar, multiple people who were with Mr. Young started following agents and making the incident hostile.”

Ultimately, two agents physically detained Young after giving him orders and put him in handcuffs. Young was booked and has since reportedly been released from custody. He has not publicly commented on the incident as of publication time on Tuesday morning (January 23).

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