Morgan Wallen to Appear in Court for Chair-Throwing Criminal Case

The next hearing is scheduled for August 15

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BY Megan LaPierrePublished May 3, 2024

All-around playful guy Morgan Wallen was arrested last month for allegedly throwing a chair off of Eric Church's rooftop bar, located on Nashville's bustling Broadway strip. After today's initial court hearing, the criminal case is moving forward, with the musician set to appear in court at the next hearing, Billboard reports.

Worrick Robinson, Wallen's attorney, appeared before a Nashville judge — who set the next hearing date for August 15 — earlier today on the star's behalf. There was no plea entered, and despite Wallen having waived his right to appear in person, his lawyer said he would be in court in August.

"This is obviously very complicated case and it's not going to resolve itself without subpoenas and witnesses," Robinson told court reporters after the hearing. "The state will subpoena witnesses and we'll work on the case on our end. Morgan will be here on Aug. 15, and several things can happen in the case. We might have a hearing, we might settle the case or the case might continue. Those are the options."

Wallen is facing three felony counts of reckless endangerment and one misdemeanour count of disorderly conduct for the April 7 incident, where security footage and witness accounts saw the singer-songwriter throw a chair from the sixth-story rooftop — which reportedly landed three feet away from two Metro Nashville Police Department officers on the street below.

"I'm not proud of my behaviour, and I accept responsibility," Wallen said in a statement posted to Twitter on April 19. "I have the utmost respect for the officers working every day to keep us all safe." The artist added, "Regarding my tour, there will be no change," referring to the sold-out three-show run at Nashville's Nissan Stadium that he's currently in the midst of as part of his One Night at a Time tour.

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