Man who broke into Mellencamp's home said he was trying to arrest the musician

Photo: Monroe County Sheriff

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (WTHR) — Deputies arrested a man for allegedly breaking into John Mellencamp's Monroe County home.

Monroe County Sheriff's Department deputies responded to an alarm call at the home.

Deputies found the security gate had been rammed open. Police say they found a red Jeep Cherokee near the home.

Deputies found Robert Carter, who said he there was to "arrest Mellencamp for supporting a government," which Carter does not support.

Carter admitted to kicking in the door of the residence. No one was at home at the time of arrest.

Carter has been charged with burglary, residential entry and criminal trespass.

Police confirm recent social media postings prompted an advisory to law enforcement to be watchful of Carter.

Bloomington police located Carter Feb. 6, made contact with him and discovered a firearm. Mental health officials took Carter in for an evaluation. Following the evaluation, he was taken to Monroe County Correction Center for booking.

Carter was released by the court the following day.

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