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Five Years Probation for Mill Valley Man Who Tried to Throw Wife Off Bridge

Xavier Jarrell McClinton pleaded no contest in San Mateo County Superior Court in April to felony domestic violence with an enhancement for infliction of great bodily injury and a serious felony allegation.

Xavier Jarrell McClinton, 47 Photo:SMC Sheriff's Office booking photo
Xavier Jarrell McClinton, 47 Photo:SMC Sheriff's Office booking photo
A man who pleaded no contest in April to a domestic violence charge stemming from allegedly trying to throw his wife off the San Mateo-Howard Bridge in December was sentenced to five years of probation, prosecutors said Friday. 

48-year-old Xavier Jarrell McClinton, of Mill Valley, received credit for 169 days he's already served in jail, according to District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe. 

He will be required to go through 104 hours of domestic violence training, remain in therapy and continue to take all medications he's prescribed, Wagstaffe said.

McClinton pleaded no contest in San Mateo County Superior Court in April to felony domestic violence with an enhancement for infliction of great bodily injury and a serious felony allegation. 

Prosecutors said McClinton was driving east on state Highway 92 with his wife on Dec. 13, 2013 when the couple began to argue inside their white Honda Pilot.

Witnesses said the vehicle crashed into a guardrail, and McClinton got out of the car, dragged his wife out of the car and tried to throw her over the side of the bridge. 

Other motorists stopped to help McClinton's wife, and McClinton ended up falling off the bridge and 15 feet into the bay.

McClinton is the owner/operator of Body By X fitness training center in Corte Madera, where according to the gym's website, Xavier has been a personal trainer, an architect of mind, body and soul for more than twenty years —mentoring kids of all ages and assisted them in overcoming their physical and emotional fears, and self-esteem issues over the course of many years.


—Bay City News Service and Lindsey Hickman's reports contributed to this article.


carol tarlow May 31, 2014 at 05:12 PM
It's so sad that the Patch chose to print only certain facts about what happened to Xavier McClinton. Some witnesses thought he was trying to throw his wife over the bridge but others, including his wife, thought he was trying to save her from the imaginary demons chasing them both in his head. He has been diagnosed with bi-polar disorder which is why he needs to take his medication and see a therapist. He has no history of violence. If the Patch editor had researched this story just a little bit more, the ending paragraph would have been a positive one instead of leaving the reader with a "this is scary" feeling. Xavier has a family and hundreds of people who love and support him. Your article has hurt all of them.
Robin Shipston June 01, 2014 at 11:25 AM
Yes, what sloppy half-arsed journalism that report is. The poor guy fell prey to an illness that could get any of us. Not only has the real story been completely missed, but the way this has been reported does a great dis-service to the McClintons. Some humble pie and an apology is order.
cat94925 June 01, 2014 at 08:43 PM
I'm glad he's getting help, but there were signs before this that something was wrong. I had a very perplexing and scary run-in with him when he was at World Gym, involving the police and some really weird accusations he leveled against me. It bothered me for years, wondering what I might have done to set him off, but of course it all makes sense now, sadly.
William June 02, 2014 at 06:49 AM
Xavier my thoughts and prayers go out to you and your Wife/Family. You are an honorable man with a great attitude, that is fun to be around. I wish you a successful and healthy recovery from what ever you experienced.
Obligatory Obloquy June 02, 2014 at 12:39 PM
I think a more suitable headline for this article might be: Rare African-American Mill Valley Resident Determined to Actually Exist* *As of the 2010 census, Mill Valley's black population hovered around 0.8% of the town's population.

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