Morgan Greene was arrested and booked on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon on a police officer, evading police and resisting arrest following a brief chase. She posted $50,000 bail the next day, according to the Santa Rosa Press Democrat.
The incident happened when singer-songwriter Jackie Greene, who has toured with members of the Grateful Dead and was recently with the Black Crowes, was playing a solo gig at the HopMonk Tavern, the Press Democrat said. The performer’s manager asked club staff to remove Morgan Greene, 48, when he saw the woman in the building.
“Greene had been at the tavern, and was reported to have been stalking a member of the band,” Sebastopol police said. “Staff had asked her to leave multiple times, but she refused.” The Press Democrat reported Morgan changed her last name to Greene, has been following the singer for years and has even set up candlelit shrines near the stage and handed out flowers.
In one instance she was said to have danced around a shrine of skulls. HopMonk staff removed her from the venue around 9:45 p.m. and called police. When police arrived and tried to talk to Morgan, she allegedly started her car and backed into an officer, then drove off eastbound on Highway 12.
The officer wasn’t seriously injured, the paper said. In regard to the incident, Jackie Greene told the San Francisco Chronicle he won’t let it spoil anything. “Our fans should know that we’ve taken all the necessary steps to ensure a safe and joyful concert experience for all,” Greene said in a statement. “Random acts of violence happen. So do random acts of kindness. Let us focus on the latter.”