The McCloskey’s have pleaded guilty to the charges of fourth-degree assault, and second-degree harassment, according to The Western Journal.
The McCloskey’s face $750 and $2,000 fines.
“This particular resolution of these two cases represents my best judgment of an appropriate and fair disposition for the parties involved as well as the public good,” Richard G. Callahan said.
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“The prosecutor dropped every charge except for alleging that I purposely placed other people in imminent risk of physical injury, right, and I sure as heck did.”
“That’s what the guns were there for and I’d do it again any time the mob approaches me … In other words, I stood out on the porch with my rifle and made them back up. And that’s what I’d do again. If that’s a crime in Missouri, by G** I did it, and I’d do it again.”
From The Western Journal:
As part of the deal, both McCloskeys also agreed to give up their weapons.
The couple asked that their rifles be donated for use in charity fundraisers, but the request was denied by Circuit Judge David Mason.
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This can certainly be seen as a win for the McCloskeys, given that they were charged with much lesser crimes when compared to their original indictment, which was two felony charges of unlawful use of a weapon and evidence tampering.
In defense of their actions at the time, the McCloskeys alleged that protesters had broken down the gate to their private street, trespassed on their property and even threatened to murder the couple.
Mark McCloskey said this ruling was a win for him and his wife.
Following the proceedings, he even said “this is a good day for the McCloskeys,” according to the Post-Dispatch.