Paul Simon, Edie Brickell’s Disorderly Conduct Case Delayed

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    Singer Paul Simon, left, and his wife Edie Brickell appear at a hearing in Norwalk Superior Court on Monday April 28, 2014 in Norwalk, Conn. The couple were arrested Saturday on disorderly conduct charges by officers investigating a family dispute at their home in New Canaan, Conn. (AP Photo/The Hour, Alex von Kleydorff, Pool)

    A prosecutor  on Tuesday dropped disorderly conduct charges against Paul Simon and his wife, singer Edie Brickell, who were both arrested in April.

    A police report says the 48-year-old Brickell and the 72-year-old Simon became physical with each other during an argument inside a cottage on their New Canaan property that houses a recording studio.

    Brickell told police he shoved her during the argument, and she slapped him.

    The report says Simon suffered a superficial cut to his ear and Brickell, who smelled of alcohol, had a bruise on her wrist.

    Both said in court on April 28 that they did not consider the other a threat and no protective order was issued.

    In May, the couple's case was continued Friday until June 17.

    On Tuesday, prosecutors told a judge they were declining to pursue the case, meaning the charges will be dropped and eventually erased after 13 months.