Paul Simon and his wife were arrested on domestic abuse charges. Credit: Matthew Straubmuller (imatty35)/Wikimedia Commons
Grammy Award-winning singer Paul Simon and his wife, singer-songwriter Edie Brickell, have been arrested in Connecticut on domestic violence charges, local police said on Monday.
New Canaan police officers responded to a family dispute about 8:20 p.m. on Saturday, and both Simon and his wife were charged with disorderly conduct, the police department said in a news release. The two were released on a promise to appear in Norwalk Superior Court on Monday.
Simon, 72, was given a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 2003 for his work as part of the duo Simon and Garfunkel, and is a member of The Songwriters Hall of Fame, according to his website.
A man who answered the phone at a New Canaan residence listed as Simon's in property records said that neither Simon nor Brickell were available and would not comment on any charges. The man declined to identify himself.