Don McLean, famous for penning the tune "American Pie", was arrested early Monday morning in Camden, Maine and charged with domestic assault. 

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According to the Bangor Daily News, 70-year-old singer/songwriter Don McLean was arrested by Camden police at his home shortly before 2 a.m. on a charge of domestic assault. The arrest came after a call came into 911 dispatchers asking for help and when officers arrived on scene, they made the decision to arrest McLean.

McLean is world famous thanks to his 1971 song "American Pie". That song has been heralded as one of the iconic tracks of 20th century and as the Bangor Daily News points out, made him a multimillionaire. McLean is a New York native, but has lived in Maine for several years now on a 300-acre estate with his wife.

The police did not initially identify McLean's wife as the victim of the domestic violence but did say the victim did not need hospital assistance. McLean was booked at Knox County Jail in Rockland and was released on $10,000 bail. He'll make his first appearance in court in late-February.

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