Paul Simon & Edie Brickell Arrested After Family Dispute

On Saturday night New Canaan, CT police officers responded to a "family dispute" at a local residence that led to the arrests of rock legend Paul Simon and his long-time wife singer Edie Brickell.  Simon and Brickell, who have been married since 1992, were both arrested for disorderly conduct according to Rolling Stone. Police would not confirm the arrests took place at Paul & Edie's home. 

At a press conference this morning the chief of the New Canaan police department revealed there was a "domestic dispute" and "minor incident"  involving "minor injuries" that led to the "summons arrest" of the two parties. Though both Simon and Brickell were never put into custody, they were issued summonses for the domestic dispute and aren't expected to face any jail time. Neither Paul or Edie were treated for injuries. New Canaan police were alerted to the situation by a call to 911. The caller hung up immediately, but the police responded to the location from which the call originated. The pair are expected to appear in Norwalk Superior Court later today to answer the charges. Paul & Edie have three children together.

UPDATE 4/28 10:30 a.m. PT: NBC Connecticut reports that Brickell & Simon arrived together for their arraignment in Norwalk. The pair told the judge they have no reason to fear each other and the judge declined to issue protective orders. "Both of us are fine together. We had an argument. It's atypical," the 72-year-old Simon told the judge, while Brickell noted "He's no threat to me at all." The judge continued the case until May 16. Edie released the following statement through her lawyer, "I got my feelings hurt and picked a fight with my husband. The police called it disorderly. Thank God it’s orderly now."

[Published on: 4/28/14]

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