Morgan Wallen was arrested on three felony charges after an incident in downtown Nashville on Sunday night (April 7).

The singer was at the newly opened Chief's — Eric Church’s bar and honky-tonk — when he was arrested just before 11PM CT. His reps say he is fully cooperating with authorities.

  • This is Morgan Wallen's second arrest in downtown Nashville. In May 2020 he was arrested at Kid Rock's bar on disorderly conduct charges.
  • Wallen is between dates on his One Night at a Time Tour.
  • The incident happened just as the 2024 CMT Music Awards were ending in Austin, Texas. Wallen was up for Male Video of the Year, but lost to Jelly Roll.

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Why Was Morgan Wallen Arrested?

WTVF-TV in Nashville was first to share news of Wallen’s arrest. News Channel 5 reports that Wallen is accused of throwing a chair from the sixth floor of Chief's. Several police officers were standing in front of the business at the time and the chair landed just feet from where they were standing.

Per a police report gathered by the news station, staff at Chief's told MNPD that it was Wallen who threw the chair. Police also reportedly viewed video of the incident as well, and witnesses said the 30-year-old laughed afterward.

The charges for Wallen include three counts of reckless endangerment, one for each officer and one for the general public in the area. He was also charged with disorderly conduct.

Morgan Wallen's Team Responds to His Arrest:

Worrick Robinson, an attorney at Warrick Robinson Law, responded with this message:

At 10:53p Sunday evening Morgan Wallen was arrested in downtown Nashville for reckless endangerment and disorderly conduct. He is cooperating fully with authorities.

Wallen's bond was set at $15,520. WSMV in Nashville reports that Wallen was released around 3:30AM Monday morning.

A photo obtained by Nashville Scoop shows him inside the cop car:

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