McClain arrested in Alabama
Oakland Raiders linebacker Rolando McClain was arrested in the fight late Wednesday night in his hometown of Decatur, Ala., and is facing multiple charges, according to ComcastSportsNet.
Earlier reports had McClain at the scene of a fight where shots were fired, but Comcast Sports reports that the first-round pick has been charged with discharging a firearm in the city limits, third degree assault, menacing and reckless endangerment and remains in custody in Decatur.
Below is a statement released by the Decatur Police Department on the matter:
"Rolando McClain has been arrested by the Decatur Police Department in connection with an assault which occurred late Wednesday night. The victim in the assault reported that he had been at a residence on Skyview St. SW in Decatur when he got into a fight with another individual, identified as Jerradius Willingham. During the fight, the victim sustained injuries to his head and face. He was bleeding from the nose and mouth when speaking to the responding officers. The victim told officers that following the fight, he crawled to his car. He said that when he reached his car, Rolando McClain produced a pistol and aimed it at him. He said that while he was still on the ground, McClain walked over to him and put the gun to his head. The victim reported that he begged McClain not to shoot him and that McClain took the gun away from his head, held it next to his ear and fired it. Even though the initial report was of “shots” fired, investigators believe this was the only gunshot fired.
"For most misdemeanor offenses, officers can only make an arrest if the offense occurred in their presence. For this reason, officers did not charge McClain or Willingham at the scene. The officers filed a report and informed the victim that he would be contacted by investigators the following morning. After filing a report with the officers, the victim drove himself to the hospital.
"Earlier today, investigators met with the victim and assisted him in obtaining personal warrants for McClain and Willingham. At this time, Rolando McClain has been charged with Assault in the Third Degree, Menacing, Reckless Endangerment, and Discharging a Firearm Inside the City Limits. He is currently being held in the Decatur Jail until his bond of $2,000.00 is paid. Jerradius Willingham has been charged with one count of Assault in the Third Degree and has been released on $500.00 bond."