Felony Assault Charge Against Tim McGraw Dropped

Singer was arrested along with Kenny Chesney after June concert.

A felony assault charge against country singer Tim McGraw has been dropped, his lawyer, Thomas J. Eoannou, said in court Tuesday (Aug. 1) in Orchard Park, N.Y.

"I appreciate all the work that's been done to justly resolve this matter by all the parties involved," Eoannou said.

McGraw and fellow country singer Kenny Chesney, along with a McGraw employee, were arrested June 3 after appearing at the George Strait music festival at Ralph Wilson Stadium near Buffalo, N.Y. Chesney got on a police horse backstage and rode away, prompting sheriff's deputies to forcibly dismount him. McGraw was charged with felony assault on a police officer after coming to his friend's aid.

Hearings for them have been postponed twice, with McGraw's lawyer saying that additional evidence, including eyewitness testimony, had been brought forward.

"Given all the facts that have been provided to the district attorney's office and as a result of their investigation, at the first scheduled court appearance, the felony charge has been dropped," McGraw said in a statement.

McGraw still faces charges of obstructing governmental administration, menacing and resisting arrest, while Chesney is accused of disorderly conduct.