February 8, 2019 3:02 pm

Man arrested after ramming security fence and entering John Mellencamp’s house: report

John Mellencamp attends a press conference at Farm Aid 2018 at Xfinity Theatre on Sept. 22, 2018, in Hartford, Conn.

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A 48-year-old man named Robert P. Carter, has been arrested by the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office, after reportedly driving his Jeep Cherokee into the security gate at the home of iconic rocker, John Mellencamp.

Carter allegedly kicked in the Hurts so Good singer’s front door on Wednesday after trespassing his Bloomington, Indiana, property, according to the Associated Press.

Fortunately, Mellencamp’s home was empty when the alleged break-in occurred. It was around 6 a.m. when the authorities received an alert from the singer’s home-security system.

When being questioned by the officers, Carter revealed he broke in to “arrest Mellencamp for supporting a government” that he personally does not support, reported the Associated Press.

John Mellencamp performs live on stage during the ‘Sad Clowns & Hillbillies’ tour at Forest Hills Stadium on July 11, 2017, in New York City.

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Carter was given a mental-health evaluation after he was found possessing an unlicensed handgun.

He was then released from the Monroe County Jail after an appearance in court. Carter was charged with burglary, residential entry and criminal trespass.

The court’s records didn’t list a lawyer who could comment on behalf of Carter.

It’s likely that Mellencamp was away in preparation of his latest tour, which began Thursday at the Morris Performing Arts Center in South Bend, Indiana.

John Mellencamp performing at the Uptown Theater in Chicago, Ill., on Oct. 28, 1980.

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The rocker will be joined by his touring band in the U.S. until April 30 in Albuquerque, N.M.

Unfortunately for Canadian fans, Mellencamp currently has no scheduled dates in Canada.

You can find more details and ticket information on the official John Mellencamp website.


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