Morgan Wallen Arrested For Reckless Endangerment, Disorderly Conduct In Nashville

Wallen was bonded out at $15,250.


Madeleine O’Connell

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April 8, 2024

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Morgan Wallen; Photo by Cameron Baird

Morgan Wallen was arrested and charged with three felony counts following an incident that occurred early Monday morning at Eric Church’s downtown Nashville bar, Chief’s, which celebrated its grand opening on lower Broadway over the weekend. 

Wallen Allegedly Threw A Chair Off The Rooftop Of The Six-Story Building

According to an arrest report obtained by News Channel 5 Nashville, at around 10:53 p.m. on Sunday, April 7, the country singer allegedly threw a chair off the rooftop of the establishment, which landed about “three feet” away from two Metro Nashville police officers who were standing on the street in front of Chief’s.

When the officers went inside the establishment to investigate further, the staff members of Chief’s reportedly told them that the 30-year-old country star was responsible for throwing the chair from the rooftop of the sixth story of the building.

The officers were then granted access to a video that showed Wallen “lunging and throwing an object off the roof,” per the affidavit. Witnesses who were allegedly in eyesight of Wallen at the bar told police that they saw him “pick up the chair, throw it over him, laughing afterward,” the affidavit continues.

Photo Courtesy Morgan Wallen, Instagram
Photo Courtesy Morgan Wallen, Instagram

The Arrest Took Place Early Monday Morning

Just after 12:30 a.m. Monday, April 8, Wallen was arrested for three counts of reckless endangerment for the two officers who were standing below the bar, as well as the danger Wallen presented to the public. 

Additionally, the arrest report stated that Wallen was also charged with disorderly conduct.

The East Tennessee native’s bond was set at $15,250. He was reportedly released from Davidson County jail around 3:30 a.m.

Wallen’s Attorney Released A Statement

Following the events that occurred, Wallen’s attorney Worrick Robinson of Worrick Robinson Law released a brief statement that read: “At 10:53p Sunday evening Morgan Wallen was arrested in downtown Nashville for reckless endangerment and disorderly conduct. He is cooperating fully with authorities.”

The Davidson County Criminal Court website reveals that Morgan Wallen’s court date is set for May 3, which is the same date he is set to perform for the second of two nights at Nashville’s Nissan Stadium as part of his current One Night At A Time Tour. 

One Night At A Time Tour Kicked Off Just Days Prior

Morgan Wallen; Photo by Matt Paskert
Morgan Wallen; Photo by Matt Paskert

This headline trek, which serves as an extension of his wildly successful 2023 One Night At A Time Tour, kicked off on April 4 with back-to-back nights at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis. Wallen is currently scheduled to make stops at stadiums across the country, including Nashville’s Nissan Stadium, Philadelphia’s Citizen Bank Park, Minneapolis’ US Bank Stadium, and many more through August. 

In the midst of this run, he will bring his impressive setlist of hits to one-night-only shows at Thunder Ridge Nature Arena in Ridgedale, Missouri on May 25, 2024 and BST Hyde Park in London on July 4, 2024 in addition to performances at festivals like Stagecoach and Carolina Country Music Fest.

This Bar Expected To Open In 2024

2024 will also bring the opening of Wallen’s highly anticipated Nashville bar, This Bar and Tennessee Kitchen. Situated on 4th Avenue, near the iconic Ryman Auditorium and just steps away from Broadway, the six-story This Bar is expected to open its doors later this year.  

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Madeleine O’Connell graduated from North Central College with a bachelors degree in Journalism and Broadcast Communications before deciding to pursue her studies further at DePaul University. There, she earned her masters degree in Digital Communication & Media Arts. O’Connell served as a freelance writer for over two years while also interning with the Academy of Country Music, SiriusXM and Circle Media and assisting with Amazon Music’s Country Heat Weekly podcast. In addition to Country Now, she has been published in American Songwriter, Music Mayhem, and Holler.Country. Madeleine O’Connell is a member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.