Apr 28, 2014
12:30 PMThe Connecticut Story
Paul Simon, Edie Brickell Arrested for Incident at Connecticut Home
Paul Simon and his wife, Edie Brickell, were arrested on disorderly conduct charges by officers investigating a family dispute, but the couple held hands in court Monday and said they did not feel threatened by the other, says an Associated Press story published by the New Haven Register.
The couple has a home in New Canaan, and according to AP, Simon told a Norwalk Superior Court judge Monday that they had an argument there on Saturday night.
Someone called 911 and then hung up, press reports say.
Police officers went to the house. Police Chief Leon Krolikowski told AP that the officers found minor injuries and what they thought was a domestic dispute.
(Above right, Simon, left, and Brickell appear at a hearing in Norwalk Superior Court on Monday April 28, 2014 in Norwalk; AP Photo/The Hour, Alex von Kleydorff, Pool.)
"There was aggressiveness on both sides," the chief told AP. "They're both victims and they have children involved and we're trying to be very cautious of that."
See our story 'On Being Paul Simon's wife ... ' from 2011 and the Lost in Suburbia blog post that inspired it.
After their court appearance Monday on the disorderly conduct charges, Judge William J. Wenzel said he did not see a need for a protective order, the AP story said. They are due back in court May 16.
Simon and Brickell were married in 1992. They have three children together.