Clint McLaughlin facing confinement charge from January
Accused in Mariana Cracogna kidnapping was due in court this month
Clinton McLaughlin, charged with kidnapping and assaulting Mariana Cracogna this weekend, was due in court later this month on charges he confined and assaulted a different woman in January.
The history that emerges through court documents shows why city police were so concerned when Cracogna was reported missing by family members on Friday.
Police wanted people watching for McLaughlin, 36, and Cracogna, 26, but also cautioned against approaching the 6'6", 230 pound man because he was considered dangerous.
Alleged assault and death threats
At the time that Cracogna went missing, McLaughlin was free on a $2,500 recognizance in connection with assault and confinement charges from January.
These charges allege that, on January 28, he assaulted a woman with a coat hanger; confined her; threatened to kill her; and then choked her with her hands.
He was released in March and ordered to return to court June 16 for trial.
McLaughlin has previous convictions for theft and mischief. The court documents note that all his previous convictions "relate to former girlfriends."