Man arrested after assaulting woman and relatives during baby shower

Booking photo for Eli T. McClain (Courtesy: Cache County Jail)

LOGAN — A 31-year-old man has been arrested and charged with multiple crimes after he allegedly physically assaulted a woman and tased two others during a family party. Eli T. McClain was booked Saturday night into the Cache County Jail.

McClain was arraigned in 1st District Court Monday afternoon, appearing by web conference from jail. He was charged with 13 felonies including aggravated kidnapping, aggravated assault, domestic violence in the presence of a child, and possession or use of a dangerous weapon.

Cache County Deputy Attorney Griffin Hazard said McClain was allegedly visiting family for a baby shower from Gilbert, Arizona. During the party, he began arguing with a woman inside a trailer.

Family members reported that when they went to the trailer to check on the alleged victim, McClain was seen pointing a Taser at her. He later shot it at two other individuals.

The woman told officers that McClain had punched and assaulted her. He later held the Taser against her neck and threatened her.

McClain asked the court to be released on bail so he could run his business and support his two daughters. He said he had traveled to Logan for the family event and “things got out of hand.”

Judge Angela Fonnesbeck denied McClain’s request for bail. She said based on the aggravated nature of the allegations, it appeared he was a threat to others and a flight risk. She ordered him to be held without bail and appear again July 27 for a preliminary hearing, where she will determine whether he will be bound over for trial.

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  • K July 21, 2020 at 6:58 pm Reply

    It’s ok to report an arrest, it is NOT ok to make false statements imitating facts.

  • Anonymous July 22, 2020 at 8:28 am Reply

    I want this article taken down. It’s not ok to blow thing out of proportion, leave out details of the story you are trying to tell. The media is a joke.

    • Anon July 22, 2020 at 7:49 pm Reply

      He is exactly where he needs to be

      • Connie Martin July 23, 2020 at 11:26 am Reply

        I’m with you – keep the violent criminal locked up

      • Connie Martin July 23, 2020 at 11:29 am Reply

        I agree – Utah keep him locked up !

  • Anonymous July 22, 2020 at 6:15 pm Reply

    Haha leave this article up. Eli IS a repeat offender with a steady history of violence. He is a danger to many people!
    Serves him right! Karma is a bitch.

  • Anon July 22, 2020 at 6:21 pm Reply

    Sounds about right for his extensive history of behavior and threatening people. Good thing he’s behind bars right now. Karma.

    • Connie Martin July 23, 2020 at 11:30 am Reply

      Karma can you hit him with a $ 25,000 wallup for me please

  • Anonymous July 23, 2020 at 11:04 am Reply

    It’s funny how others think they know the whole story. People were harassed to make statements and get medical attention. The media is blowing it up because it’s election year. the people involved including the judge and prosecutor are up for election. No one cares about what truly happened. It makes me sick

    • M July 23, 2020 at 3:58 pm Reply

      Not everything YOU disagree with is “fake news” and 1 or 2 articles in Logan Utah Does not mean the media is “blowing it up” (yet) dare you to search his name in public county court records in at least Maricopa and Pinal counties Arizona and TRY saying he doesn’t have a history of violence.
      Sounds like he’s finally about to pay the piper.

  • Connie Martin July 23, 2020 at 11:25 am Reply

    I applaud Judge Fannesbeck for seeing through this violent conmans game. His business in Arizona is a shell that he uses to cheat and steal from clients with intimidation and violence he is a bully. He has numerous charges awaiting him in Arizona and frankly my family and many other families feel a lot safer knowing he is locked up. True it will take me longer now to have my day in court and try to recoup the $ 25,000 he cheated me out of but I’m okay waiting now that I see Utah isn’t putting up with his smoke and mirrors.
    Thank you judge Fannesbeck and Deputy Attorney Griffin Hazard !!!!

  • Blayne July 23, 2020 at 2:50 pm Reply

    My guess is, he got in trouble for wearing his mask improperly

  • wow July 25, 2020 at 9:40 am Reply

    saw this story on AZ news… he has 5 criminal cases in Arizona for contracting without a license, threatens people who HE owes money to, AND beat a man with a baseball bat in Arizona too?
    yeah, he is where he belongs

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