"American Pie" Singer Don McLean Faces Five New Charges Following his Domestic Violence Arrest
Feb 19, 2016 05:40 AM EST
American singer-songwriter Don McLean faces a series of new charges following his arrest over domestic violence. Knox County officials have filed an additional five charges on Wednesday, in connection to the previous domestic violence assault charges of the iconic "American Pie" singer.
According to Billboard, renowned singer, Donald P. McLean, 70 years old faces new charges including, misdemeanor counts that include misdemeanor charges of terrorizing, criminal threatening, criminal restraint, criminal mischief and obstructing the reporting of a crime, Knox County Assistant District Attorney Christopher Fernald said.
Ferald also explains, the decision to file the charges was the result of a thorough review on the incident on January 18. Daily News reported, Walter McKee, his defense lawyer said, the singer will plead not guilty over the said charges. "It strikes me that the police had presumably all the information available when they arrested Mr. McLean, and the only charge that they came up with was domestic violence assault," Mckeee said.
McLean will be sentenced 364 days imprisonment on each charges which an entirely Class D misdemeanors, according to BDN Maine. On Monday, a formal arraignment is scheduled at the Knox County Unified Court. However, the attorney says McLean won't appear because he has already entered a plea. His lawyer is also looking forward to the case as they were now able to look through police reports. They are also planning on moving forward with an aggressive defense.
The criminal complaint filed on Wednesday stated, "McLean injured the woman or committed offensive physical contact." While the terrorizing charge claims, the singer threatened murder to the victim. The criminal threatening charge alleges that he placed her in fear of imminent bodily injury. While the other charges, he prevented a woman on leaving the residence.
Last month, authorities received a 911 call and arrested the iconic singer in his Camden, Maine, home. He was later released on a $10,000 bail. Officials did not name on who McLean allegedly assaulted, however, he lives with his 56-year-old photographer wife Patrisha McLean.