Don McLean attorney: Wife’s protection order case dismissed

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CAMDEN, Maine (AP) — The attorney for Don McLean says the “American Pie” folk singer and his wife have agreed to dismiss an order of protection case that followed the arrest of McLean on a domestic violence charge.

Police arrested McLean on a misdemeanor domestic violence charge on Jan. 18. Court records said his wife filed a handwritten request for protection.

Attorney Walter McKee said the couple “agreed to move forward” and the protection order case is dismissed. However, McKee also said McLean’s criminal case is still due for a Feb. 22 court appearance. The singer is pleading not guilty.

McLean’s wife, Patrisha McLean, said in a statement she “did not intend to define Don or our relationship” with her protection request. The request said she feared for her life due to McLean’s rage.