Morgan Wallen's Felony Chair-Throwing Charges Move Ahead as Nashville Judge Sets New Hearing Date

The country star's attorney appeared in court Friday to address Wallen's three felony charges following an April incident on Broadway; the case now moves to August

<p>AFF-USA/Shutterstock</p> Morgan Wallen at the CMA Awards in Nashville in November 2023


Morgan Wallen at the CMA Awards in Nashville in November 2023

Morgan Wallen's charges move ahead following his arrest for an alleged chair-throwing incident in Nashville in April.

The country star's lawyer Worrick Robinson attended a Nashville court hearing on his behalf on Friday, May 3 as 30-year-old Wallen's three felony charges were addressed. (Wallen previously waived his right to appear in court.)

Following discussion amongst the attorneys and the judge, the case will now continue on Aug. 15 in Nashville. Speaking to reporters following the hearing, Robinson explained that "today was a very typical day in a criminal case in general sessions court in Davidson County."

"This is obviously a very complicated case and it's not going to resolve itself without subpoenas and witnesses," the attorney told reporters. "We'll work on the case on our end and then Morgan will be here on August 15th. Several things can happen — we might have a hearing, we might settle the case or the case might be continued. Those are the options."

Robinson continued, "We're not required to enter a plea of any type."

Related: Morgan Wallen Will Not Be in Court for the Hearing on His April Arrest — Here's Why

The “Last Night” singer was arrested on April 7, days after he had kicked off the 2024 leg of his One Night at a Time World Tour. At the time, Nashville police said that two officers were standing in front of Chief’s Bar, a six-story bar and restaurant on Broadway, when they watched a chair, allegedly tossed by Wallen, fall from the rooftop to street level.

The musician was subsequently arrested and charged with three counts of reckless endangerment and disorderly conduct, according to court records obtained by PEOPLE.

Days after the incident, a source told PEOPLE Wallen wasn't expected at Chief's that night and didn't spend much time at the bar before allegedly throwing the chair. The insider added that most patrons and staff members weren't immediately aware of what happened.

"Morgan is generally a nice, fun person to hang out with, but when he gets going he doesn't know when to stop," the source told PEOPLE. "Morgan and alcohol is a problem and it's been a problem that keeps coming back around."

<p>Amy Sussman/Getty</p> Morgan Wallen performs at Stagecoach in Indio on April 28, 2024

Amy Sussman/Getty

Morgan Wallen performs at Stagecoach in Indio on April 28, 2024

Related: Morgan Wallen Breaks Silence on Latest Arrest: 'I'm Not Proud of My Behavior and I Accept Responsibility'

The "Sand in My Boots" singer addressed his arrest for the first time in a statement posted to his X account on April 19, in which he said he was “not proud” of his behavior.

"I didn't feel right publicly checking in until I made amends with some folks. I’ve touched base with Nashville law enforcement, my family, and the good people at Chief’s. I'm not proud of my behavior, and I accept responsibility," he wrote. "I have the utmost respect for the officers working every day to keep us all safe. Regarding my tour, there will be no change."

Wallen — who headlined the Stagecoach music festival late last month — continues his run of stadium shows this weekend at Nissan Stadium in Nashville.

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