The charges stem from an incident the previous day when St. Clair County deputies responded to Third Street in Appleton City in reference to a domestic disturbance in progress. McKinney allegedly threatened the life of a female victim and her family. The victim stated McKinney refused to let her leave the house. Later the same day a deputy made contact with McKinney and he threatened the life of the deputy.
During the contact, McKinney also made advances placing the deputy in apprehension of physical attack.