Hearing Delayed in Chris Cagle’s Domestic Assault Charge

A preliminary hearing on Chris Cagle’s domestic assault charge has been postponed by a Nashville judge. The continuance, a routine legal procedure, was ordered Tuesday (June 3), the original court date for the hearing. Cagle and his girlfriend, Jennifer Tant, were arrested May 28 at Cagle’s residence following an argument that began at a Nashville-area bar. Cagle, who also faces trial on a misdemeanor assault charge in Tucson, Ariz., performed Tuesday afternoon at Nashville Shores during his annual fan club party that coincides with the CMA Music Festival. In a statement he read at the party, Cagle cited “exaggerated police and media reports,” noting that he accepts full responsibility for his actions in his relationship with Tant but denies that he was intoxicated or that alcohol was a factor in their argument.