Case Type: Assault

Case Title: State v. McClellan 

Charges: Assault 2nd Degree- Dangerous Weapon, Terroristic Threats

Jurisdiction: St. Paul, Ramsey County, Minnesota

Case Results: ACQUITTAL

Case Summary:

Mr. McCllelan was facing two counts of Assault 2nd –Dangerous Weapon, False Imprisonment-Intentional Restraint, Terroristic Threats – Reckless Disregard Risk charges arising out of a domestic related incident.  Police responded to a call for help from the alleged victim.  After arriving at the scene, police recovered narcotics which they attributed to Mr. McClellan.  Mr. Whitlock gave a hard hitting defense and the jury acquitted Mr. McClellan on all four charges.

The state added two drug related charges to the Complaint against Mr. McClellan just before trial.  While Mr. McClellan was found guilty of the drug related charges, Mr. Whitlock successfully convinced a three judge panel to sever the drug charges from the assault related charges.  (Please see Mr. McClellan’s appellate case details under State Appeals).