According to several confirmed reports, St. Louis attorneys Mark and Patricia McCloskey are charged with felony unlawful use of a weapon counts on Monday for aiming their guns at Black Lives Matter protesters June 28 in front of their St. Louis mansion.
“It is illegal to wave weapons in a threatening manner at those participating in nonviolent protest,” said Kimberly Gardner, St. Louis circuit attorney in a press statement. “We are fortunate this situation did not escalate into deadly force. This type of conduct is unacceptable in St. Louis.”
Mark and Patricia McCloskey were each charged with a felony count of unlawful exhibiting of a weapon.
Protesters walked through the gated community of Portland Place on June 28, as Mark McCloskey pointed an AR-15 rifle at them while his wife waved a semiautomatic handgun, placing protesters in fear of injury, charging documents said.
Missouri Gov. Mike Parson said Friday in a radio interview that he would likely pardon the McCloskeys if they were convicted of charges.