COLUMBIA – William McCaskill, brother of U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill, is set to appear for a preliminary hearing at the Boone County Circuit Court on Wednesday afternoon for felony drug possession.
McCaskill, 48, was charged with drug possession on Aug. 31, and a warrant was issued for his arrest. He was arrested in October in Holts Summit, his hometown. He was taken to Callaway County Jail and released a few hours later after posting a $4,500 bond, a previous Missourian article stated.
According to court documents from the Boone County Circuit Court, Columbia police found McCaskill on Jan. 5 lying unconscious at 1019 E. Broadway, near Generic, the nightclub he co-owns. He was unresponsive at first and appeared highly intoxicated and disoriented, according to the documents.
He was taken to University Hospital to be examined and treated. He had a cut above his eye and a large bruise, according to the documents.
At the hospital, police found a folded-up piece of paper containing a powdery white substance. A field test indicated that the powder was cocaine, according to the probable cause statement in the court documents.