How Much Jail Time Is Morgan Wallen Facing For His Latest Arrest In Nashville?

Morgan Wallen

“I found myself behind bars…”

That’s the reality that Morgan Wallen found himself facing last night after being arrested in downtown Nashville for allegedly throwing a chair off the rooftop of Eric Church’s new bar, Chief’s.

According to News Channel 5, officers arrested Morgan, who was pointed out by the staff as the culprit, after the chair stuck the ground just a few feet from where they were standing. Nashville Metro Police reviewed security footage and it confirmed that he threw an object off the roof.

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Wallen was arrested on three counts of assault with a deadly weapon/reckless endangerment, two counts for the two officers who were in the vicinity and one for the danger to the public. Wallen was also charged with disorderly conduct with a bond was set at $15,250.

Wallen’s attorney released the following statement:

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

And just a few minutes ago, the Metro Nashville Police Department released a statement on the arrest, along with Morgan’s newest mugshot:

“Country artist Morgan Wallen, 30, was booked early today on 3 cts of felony reckless endangerment and 1 ct of misdemeanor disorderly conduct for throwing a chair from the rooftop of Chief’s Bar Sun night. The chair landed on Broadway, close to 2 MNPD officers. His bond: $15,250.”

So, how much time behind bars is Morgan Wallen facing with the newest charges?

The country star was hit with three counts of felony reckless endangerment, which is the charge when the reckless endangerment is “committed with a deadly weapon.” (In this case, the deadly weapon is the chair that he threw).

That charge is a Class E felony in Tennessee, which is the least serious class of felonies in the state. These charges each carry a potential sentence of between 1-6 years in prison and a fine of up to $3,000 on each count.

He was also charged with disorderly conduct, which is a misdemeanor and by far the less serious of the four charges that Morgan’s facing. Disorderly conduct is a Class C misdemeanor in Tennessee, the least serious class of misdemeanors, and carries a potential penalty of up to 30 days in jail and a $50 fine.

Obviously there’s a high likelihood that Morgan strikes a plea deal with prosecutors for reduced charges or sentences. And any sentences that he’s given would likely run concurrently (at the same time) as opposed to consecutively (back to back). But if he were to be found guilty of all charges, he could be looking at some serious time behind bars.

Morgan is due back in court on May 3, the morning after he plays Nissan Stadium here in Nashville.

Maybe he should just leave those Broadway chairs alone while he’s in town for those shows…

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