Century Man Sentenced For Battery On Mentally Disabled Woman

August 28, 2015

A Century man has been sentenced for placing a gun to forehead of a mentally disabled woman and threatening to kill her.

John Andrew McClain, 45, was originally charged with aggravated battery using a deadly weapon but was sentenced on a lesser charge of battery with prior convictions. He was sentenced to 36 months supervised probation.

The 44-year woman met deputies at the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office Century Precinct to report the incident. She told deputies that she is mentally disabled, unable to read or write, and had been involved in a “dating relationship” for several years with McClain.

She told deputies that on January 2 she was riding in a vehicle with McClain when a man called her cellphone. Later that night, she said McClain pressed the barrel of a handgun against her forehead and told her that he would kill her. According to an arrest report, the victim had a small wound on her forehead, apparently from the gun barrel.

He also allegedly grabbed her and held her in a “bear hug”. Over the next few days, she said McClain continued to drive past her house to make sure that she was home, but she was so afraid that she did not immediately report the gun incident.

A  few days later, she said McClain drove her to the grocery store in Century and left her there, taking her vehicle back to her residence and sabotaging it so that it would not crank. McClain later allegedly grabbed her flip-style phone and broke it in half.

When deputies arrested McClain, spontaneously said he does not own any guns and that the victim is crazy, according to an arrest report.


2 Responses to “Century Man Sentenced For Battery On Mentally Disabled Woman”

  1. David Huie Green on August 30th, 2015 8:43 am

    44 = elderly ?

  2. Shocked on August 29th, 2015 11:48 am

    Wow its alright with the judges now for the elderly to be assaulted.I wonder how they would feel if it was they mother that got assaulted.

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