'American Pie' Singer Charged With Domestic Violence

Don McLean briefly jailed in Maine
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Jan 18, 2016 12:37 PM CST
'American Pie' Singer Charged With Domestic Violence
This photo provided by the Knox County Jail Monday shows Don McLean.   (Knox County Jail via AP)

A jail supervisor says "American Pie" singer Don McLean has been arrested on a misdemeanor domestic violence charge in Maine. Cpl. Brad Woll says McLean was arrested and posted $10,000 bail early Monday at the Knox County Jail. The 70-year-old singer-songwriter lives in Camden, Maine. A message left for the police chief there by the AP was not immediately returned. Woll says he didn't know if McLean had a lawyer, but he tells People that "he's not the first celebrity we've dealt with and he won't be the last." A message seeking comment was left through the singer's website. A phone number listed under his name rang unanswered.

Other outlets had similarly bad luck getting more information: The Portland Press Herald reports that McLean was arrested without incident after police were called to his house around 2am. It's not clear whom he is accused of assaulting, but the New York Daily News notes that he lives with his wife, 56-year-old photographer Patrisha McLean. (More Don McLean stories.)

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