ShakyWalton Posted January 19, 2016 Share Posted January 19, 2016 The music world is being rocked these days with the passing of legends...now another is in the news.... Don McLean, the singer-songwriter best known for the classic "American Pie," has been arrested on a domestic violence charge. The 70-year-old was arrested early Monday on suspicion of misdemeanor assault and released from Knox County Jail after a couple of hours on $10,000 bail, law enforcement told the Associated Press. Police responded to a 911 call made around 2 a.m. from the Camden, Maine, home he shares with wife Patrisha McLean, the Portland Press Herald reported. The singer was arrested without incident, Camden Police Chief Randy Gagne told the outlet. The charge is the lowest level of assault crime, police told WCSH-TV Channel 6. Patrisha McLean, Don McLean's wife since 1987, is a photographer. The couple, who have two adult children, have lived in Camden for more than 20 years. The singer has a Feb. 22 appearance scheduled at Knox County Superior Court in Rockland, Maine, according to the Wiscasset Newspaper. Courts were closed Monday for the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday. The court date works with his tour schedule: McLean has performances on tap at the end of January in Chicago and a couple of Texas venues. He'll hit Southern California -- La Mirada specifically -- on March 5, then it's off to Australia for 11 dates before he returns for U.S. shows in Virginia, New Jersey and Massachusetts. McLean sold the original, handwritten manuscript of his 8½-minute epic "American Pie" last April for $1.2 million. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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