St. Louis couple accused of pointing guns at BLM protesters pleads not guilty

St. Louis couple accused of pointing guns at BLM protesters pleads not guilty


The St. Louis couple accused of pointing guns at Black Lives Matter protesters pleaded not guilty to felony charges on Wednesday.

Mark and Patricia McCloskey appeared in court to enter the plea on unlawful use of a weapon and tampering with evidence charges, felony counts that carry a sentence of up to four years and a fine of $10,000, KSDK reported.

Viral photos of the June 28 encounter show the couple, both personal injury attorneys and partners at their own firm, brandishing firearms at BLM protesters who were outside their mansion on a private street in Central West End.

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Mark was armed with an assault rifle, while Patricia had a handgun.

Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner initially charged the McCloskeys with unlawful use of a weapon but a grand jury indicted them earlier this month on that charge and an additional count of tampering with evidence.

Patricia is accused of tampering with her pistol to “impair and obstruct” her prosecution

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