A man has been arrested for breaking into John Mellencamp's Bloomington, Indiana home. Mellencamp was not on the property during the incident, and kicked off his 2019 tour dates last night (February 7th) at South Bend, Indiana's Morris Performing Arts Center.

Ultimate Classic Rock broke down the story, which was culled from local reports, posting, "The Monroe County Sheriff’s Department responded to an alarm call around 6 a.m. on Thursday (February 7th). 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."

According to the report the alleged perp was arrested earlier this week for possessing a handgun without a license.

Not too long ago, John Mellencamp told us that the recent environment in America has gotten him worried about the polarization between people across the country: ["You can hardly walk down the street without hearing a conversation or people mad at each other, or read articles in (the) newspaper where people are mad, and I just don't think that's the way this country's supposed to be run. People are not supposed to hate each other in this country."] SOUNDCUE (:12 OC: . . . in this country)