A St. Louis grand jury has just added a new charge against the St. Louis couple who defended their property when a crowd of protesters trespassed in their Central West End neighborhood in June. Mark and Patricia McCloskey had already been charged by prosecutor Kim Gardner with felony use of a weapon. Today it was announced that a grand jury has handed down an indictment and added an evidence tampering charge against the two attorneys.
Afterward, Mark McCloskey expressed frustration with the fact no protesters were charged in the incident.
“They broke down our gate, they trespassed on our property. Not a single one of those people are now charged with anything,” Mark McCloskey stated. “We’re charged with felonies that could cost us four years of our lives and our law license.”
The new charge adds more complication to the situation facing the McCloskeys. However Missouri Governor Mike Parson, in a July radio interview, indicated that the couple won’t be facing and jail time, no matter how the criminal case against them goes, saying he’d likely pardon them if it gets to that point.