(DailyDig.com) – Court records and prison information indicate that on January 22, country music artist Chris Young, who is set to release his new album “Young Love & Saturday Nights” on March 22, was detained after an altercation with police at a Nashville, Tennessee, club.
The arrest papers state that Young reportedly attacked Joseph T. Phillips, who is an agent with the Tennessee Alcohol Beverage Commission (TABC), in a bar near the Country Music Hall of Fame.
Davidson County sheriff’s deputies and Nashville police arrested Young, 38-years-old, on charges of disorderly conduct, assaulting an officer, and resisting arrest.
Phillips said that Young started to pursue agents as they checked compliance at two bars in Nashville. The event began at the Tin Roof bar about 8:30 p.m., where the agent said that Young had his identification verified, spoke with the TABC agents, and started filming the officers.
Young and his companions followed Phillips to the bar, DawgHouse, according to Phillips. Per the affidavits, Young reached out his hands to stop Phillips from leaving, and then he reportedly hit the agent in the shoulder after Phillips claimed he had moved Young to put some space between them.
According to Phillips, after that occurred, the majority of the customers rose to their feet, positioned themselves between Mr. Young and the TABC agents, and started shouting. They became aggressive and began pursuing the agents as they tried to exit the bar.
With a slurred voice and bloodshot eyes, Young was handcuffed by two agents. Records show that he was taken into custody and placed in jail shortly after ten o’clock in the evening.
Young was freed at 1:09 on the morning of January 23. According to the court documents, the bond was set at $2,500. February 16 is his court date.
On the talent search show “Nashville Star” in 2006, Young, then 20 years old, won. There was a nomination for best country duo or group performance for his song “Think of You” at the 2017 Grammys in February.
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