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Country musician and present member of supergroup Generation Radio, Chris RodriguezHe has pleaded “no dissent” to an assault cost of assault stemming from a home dispute together with his spouse in 2021. Rodriguez was initially arrested and charged with aggravated assault – strangulation, which is a felony.
Rodriguez will serve an 11-month, 29-day suspended sentence and be suspended for the time period for not contesting the lesser cost. He was additionally ordered to pay $774.00 in courtroom prices, in keeping with Davidson County Criminal Court data. The incident occurred on June 13, 2021 in Nashville. Rodriguez was arrested for the offense on June 17, 2021 and convicted of the offense on July 28, 2022.
Chris Rodriguez is at present a member of the supergroup Generation Radio with Rascal Flatts member Jay DeMarcus together with Journey’s Deen Castronovo and Chicago’s Jason Scheff. The band was initially referred to as The Rise Above however modified their title to Generation Radio after signing with Frontiers Music in May.
Bronx native Chris Rodriguez relocated to Nashville and have become a sought-after session guitarist within the ’90s, showing on recordings by Vince Gill, Shania Twain, Faith Hill, Dolly Parton, Kenny Rogers, Lee Ann Womack and extra. He was a member of Shania Twain’s TV touring band The Woman in Me from 1995 to 1996, toured with Keith Urban from 2005 to 2010 and likewise toured with Faith Hill, Kelly Clarkson and LeAnn Rimes.
According to Saving Country Music’s authentic affidavit, police had been dispatched to the house of then-61-year-old Rodriguez and his spouse, Charlotte Medley, after they referred to as a few home disturbance. Medley instructed police the 2 had come house individually after going out for the evening and that she may inform Mr. Rodriguez was offended about one thing. Charlotte Medley tried to barricade herself in a bed room for her safety, however earlier than she may get a chair out entrance, Mr. Rodriguez pressured herself into the room and reportedly started hitting her with a closed fist.
As Ms. Medley fell again on the mattress, she claims that Mr. Rodriguez put each arms round her neck and began choking her. She says she by no means misplaced consciousness, however was unable to breathe for some time. Ms Medley then reportedly fell to the ground and Mr Rodriguez continued to hit her with a closed fist till she tried to push him away and punch again and he left the room. Ms Medley then barricaded the door and referred to as the police. Officers famous bruising on the left aspect of Charlotte Medley’s face, in addition to swelling and a abrasion on her proper arm.
A protecting order was signed after the incident, which Chris Rodriguez allegedly violated in one other incident, leading to a felony contempt cost.
Rodriguez was additionally energetic within the Christian music market, releasing a solo album on Word Records in 1999 entitled Beggar’s Paradise. In October 2020, it was introduced that Chris Rodriguez could be a part of the supergroup The Rise Above, which finally turned Generation Radio. The group simply launched their self-titled debut album on August twelfth.