Via Ultimate Classic Rock: Indiana police have arrested a man accused of breaking and entering into John Mellencamp's Bloomington, Ind., home.
According to local news affiliates, the Monroe County Sheriff’s Department responded to an alarm call around 6AM on Thursday. Upon arriving at the singer’s residence, police found the gate busted open and a man, later identified as Robert Carter, inside a building on the property. Carter allegedly told authorities he was there to arrest Mellencamp for supporting a different government than Carter. Police said the suspect admitted to kicking down the singer’s door. He was taken into custody and charged with burglary, residential entry and criminal trespass.
This is not the suspect's first run-in with the law. According to police reports, Carter was arrested earlier this week for carrying a handgun without a license.
The Rock and Roll Hall of Famer was not at home when the break-in occurred. In addition to his Bloomington property, Mellencamp shares a New York City apartment with his fiance, actress Meg Ryan. The singer is scheduled to kick off his John Mellencamp Show tour this week, with performances planned through April. He is touring in support of Other People's Stuff , a compilation album of cover songs released in late 2018.