Singer-songwriter Don McLean was arrested for domestic assault Jan. 18 in Camden.

Police received a 911 call from McLean's Camden home around 2 a.m.  After investigating, responding officers arrested McLean, 70, on a charge of domestic violence assault, according to Police Chief Randy Gagne.

The arrest was made without incident and no one at the scene required medical attention, he said. McLean was taken to the Knox County Jail and released on $10,000 unsecured bail.

He is scheduled to appear in Knox County Unified Court Feb. 22.

McLean is best known for his 1971 hit "American Pie," which was partly inspired by the deaths of musicians Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and J. P. Richardson (The Big Bopper) in a plane crash in 1959. In 2015, McLean’s original working manuscript for “American Pie” sold at auction for $1.2 million.

Closer to home, in 2014, McLean wrote the song "Waving Man" about Kert Ingraham, who sits in his wheelchair outside a nursing home on Washington Street and waves at passersby.