Kenneth McClure: Comic Shop Owner Accused of Molesting Girl Pulls Gun on Cops
The St. Louis police report that they were attempting to serve warrants on the 57-year-old McClure yesterday around 5:20 p.m. when he drew a gun on officers inside his comic book shop in the 5800 block of Hampton. The officers took cover inside the building and radioed for assistance.
A SWAT team and hostage negotiator soon arrived and the police inside the store were able to make it out of the building unharmed around 6:30 p.m. The standoff continued for three more hours before McClure was taken into custody.
Earlier yesterday McClure had been charged with third-degree assault and unlawful use of a weapon (in addition to the charge of statutory rape) with a judge ordering that he be held on a $75,000 bond. Police say the 13-year-old victim in the case is not related to McClure.