Jackson Man Accused Of Brutally Beating Man Who Refused Sexual Advances

A Jackson man could face up to 10 years in prison if he’s convicted of brutally beating another man who refused his sexual advances after a night of drinking and hanging out.

Clair McFarland

January 23, 20243 min read

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(Cowboy State Daily Staff)

Accused of beating another man senseless for rejecting his sexual advances, a Jackson man faces up to 10 years in prison.

Shane Scott Clary, 38, has pleaded not guilty in Teton County District Court. His trial is set for June 24.

He faces one count of aggravated assault, a felony punishable by up to 10 years in prison, and $10,000 in fines.

The evidentiary affidavit filed in the case says Clary was out drinking Dec. 22 when he ran into an acquaintance, a 36-year-old Jackson man.

They hung out and went bar hopping that night. Eventually, they decided to take an Uber to Clary’s apartment, which the other man figured was a good idea since he lived near there and could easily walk home.

But then Clary said they should walk up to his workplace and drink and hang out more, so as not to disturb Clary’s roommate, the affidavit says.

They went to the upstairs office at Clary’s workplace, drank beer, listened to music and hung out. Eventually, Clary made a sexual advance toward the other man, rubbing his groin, the affidavit alleges.

“I’m not into that,” said the other man.

“Come on, let me,” responded Clary, according to the affidavit.

The man continued to refuse Clary’s sexual advances, the affidavit says, adding that he next remembers waking up outside in the road, and he remembers someone hitting and kicking him, dragging him across the road, leaving him against the curb and walking away.

What The Cameras Saw

There’s no video footage of the upstairs office where the men hung out and the alleged sexual advance happened. But video footage of the lower storage area shows the victim enter the camera frame rapidly as if trying to escape someone, says the affidavit.

The victim tries to hide between pallets at one point, then collapses on the floor, the document relates from the footage.

Clary enters the frame and starts kicking the victim on his body and head as the man lay defenseless on the warehouse floor in a fetal position, the affidavit claims.

The document says Clary punched and hit the victim with his fists and tried to lift the victim by his hair.

“Clary is also smoking a cigarette for part of the assault,” the affidavit relates from the footage. “Clary appears very deliberate in his assault of (the victim).”

When Clary finally dragged the victim to the curb, an Uber driver who happened to be driving past reportedly witnessed it.

The Uber driver called police.

Jackson Police Officers responded and found the victim lying against the curb at West Snow King Avenue in below-freezing weather.

The victim wasn’t sure how he ended up outside in the road, and responders took him to the emergency room. He was later discharged with contusions and a metatarsal (foot) fracture, the affidavit says.

Clair McFarland can be reached at clair@cowboystatedaily.com.

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