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More domestic violence charges filed vs Don McLean

/ 11:36 AM February 18, 2016
Don McLean Arrest

This Monday, Jan. 18, 2016 photo provided by the Knox County Jail shows Don McLean. A jail supervisor said “American Pie” singer McLean bad been arrested on a misdemeanor domestic violence charge in Maine. Knox County Jail via AP

ROCKLAND, Maine, United States—More criminal charges have been filed in Maine against “American Pie” singer Don McLean stemming from his domestic-violence arrest.

Police arrested McLean on a misdemeanor count of domestic-violence assault Jan. 18.

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Knox County Assistant District Attorney Christopher Fernald said Wednesday his office is adding misdemeanor charges of terrorizing, criminal threatening, criminal restraint, criminal mischief and obstructing the reporting of a crime.

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McLean’s attorney says the singer is pleading not guilty to all the charges.

The case is set to return to court Monday. The attorney says McLean won’t appear because he has already entered a plea.

McLean’s wife filed a handwritten request for protection after the arrest. The couple later announced the order was dismissed.

The singer lives in coastal Camden. “American Pie” topped the Billboard chart 44 years ago.

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