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Chris Young's Attorney Demands TABC 'Drop the Charges' Against Singer and 'Apologize' for Arrest

Video of Young being shoved by a TABC agent who later arrested the country star on charges including assault was released earlier this week

<p>Scott Kirkland/Disney via Getty</p> Chris Young in Nashville in November 2023

Scott Kirkland/Disney via Getty

Chris Young in Nashville in November 2023

Chris Young's attorney is seeking justice for the country singer following his arrest at a Nashville bar earlier this week.

After the "Aw Naw" singer, 38, was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct, assaulting an officer and resisting arrest following an altercation at DawgHouse Saloon on Monday, video obtained by PEOPLE the next day showed Young being shoved by a Tennessee Alcoholic Beverage Commission agent before he was taken into custody.

Young's attorney, Bill Ramsey, tells PEOPLE in a statement, "What happened to my client Chris Young at a bar in Nashville on Monday night was wrong and he never should have been arrested and charged in the first place."

Related: Chris Young Falls over Table After Being Shoved by TABC Agent Prior to Arrest: Video (Exclusive)

Ramsey continues, "In light of the video evidence, Tennessee ABC needs to drop the charges and apologize for the physical, emotional and professional harm done towards my client."

In the video, Young is seen reaching out to the TABC agent, who reacts by shoving the musician, causing him to lose his footing and fall backward over a table and chair. The "Raised on Country" singer then stands, puts his hands up and backs away. He was arrested shortly afterward.

An arrest affidavit obtained by PEOPLE claims the country star initially conversed with the TABC agents at the Tin Roof bar, where officers verified his ID and then worked with the bar staff to check the establishment's ABC cards, at which point Young began filming the moment.

Related: Chris Young Arrested and Charged with Assault Following Alleged Altercation at Nashville Bar: Police

Chris Young performs in Nashville in February 2017
Chris Young performs in Nashville in February 2017

The agents then moved on to neighboring bar DawgHouse Saloon, with Young and multiple friends allegedly following and speaking with its staff. As the TABC agents looked to exit the location, Young reached out and, according to the affidavit, "struck" one of them on the shoulder.

Unaware of Young's identity, the agent pushed the singer away, and another bar patron intervened, reads the affidavit. The "Drinkin' Me Lonely" singer then allegedly "began yelling and screaming," refusing to follow the directions of an agent speaking to him. However, footage of Young's arrest obtained by PEOPLE shows the singer calmly requesting clarification.

Following his arrest, Young was taken into custody and later released on bonds of $250 for the disorderly conduct charge, $1,000 for the resisting arrest charge and $1,250 for the assault charge. He's set to appear in court on Feb. 16.

Young will release his new album, Young Love & Saturday Nights, on March 22.

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