St. Louis’s CBS News affiliate reports:
A grand jury indicted Mark and Patricia McCloskey Tuesday on charges of exhibiting guns at protesters in a June incident in their neighborhood.
Additionally, the grand jury added a charge of tampering with evidence for both members of the couple. The McCloskeys were in court Tuesday, but the case was pushed back a week because the grand jury had not rendered a decision on whether or not to indict them.
Afterward, Mark McCloskey expressed frustration with the fact no protesters were charged in the incident. McCloskey said the decision not to prosecute the trespassers shows the government has chosen to protect “criminals from honest citizens.”
McCloskeys indicted for exhibiting guns at protesters and tampering with evidence https://t.co/cjBwH6xUGN
— Justin Miller (@justinjm1) October 6, 2020
— KSDK News (@ksdknews) October 6, 2020
The McCloskeys, who became a cause celebre among conservatives for waving guns at BLM protestors outside their St Louis home, spoke at the Republican National Convention. https://t.co/uwoADLTaDr
— Anthony Zurcher (@awzurcher) October 6, 2020
Missouri Gov. @GovParsonMO said he would likely exercise his pardon powers when prosecutors brought criminal charges against the McCloskeys. Parsons number is (573) 751-3222. #moleg https://t.co/WKbccoDmpF
— Shannon Watts (@shannonrwatts) July 20, 2020