'American Pie' Songwriter Don McLean Arrested on Domestic Violence Charges in Maine

'American Pie' Singer Don McLean Arrested In Maine For Domestic Assault
Don McLean
Courtesy Knox County Jail

01/18/2016 AT 12:35 PM EST

Songwriter Don McLean – perhaps best known for his classic 1971 song "American Pie" – was arrested for misdemeanor domestic violence Monday morning in his home in Camden, Maine, PEOPLE confirms.

A spokesman for the Knox County Jail confirms to PEOPLE McLean spent several hours there this morning and was released after 11:30 a.m. on an unspecified amount of bail.

"He's not the first celebrity we've dealt with and he won't be the last," says Corporal Bradley Woll.

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Police were called to McLean's home just before 2 a.m. Monday morning, Woll says. Woll would not discuss the allegations against McLean in any detail, and would not discuss exactly what led to the 70-year-old musician's arrest.

McLean's wife, Patrisha, is a photographer who regularly exhibits her work.

McLean rose to prominence during the early 1970s with "American Pie," a song that has since been covered by dozens of artists, including Madonna.

McLean is booked for an Australian tour in March.

Woll did not know whether McLean had legal representation.

A rep for McLean could not be reached for comment.
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