A Waynesville man was charged with domestic assault, a class E felony, after allegedly attacking a family member and threatening to kill members of the household because they wouldn't give him money for drugs.
According to the probable cause statement, Jonathan Coffelt became angry after being denied money to allegedly purchase drugs. Members of the household stated in the probable cause statement, Coffelt’s father told him no.
The responding officer said in the probable cause statement ,“The reporting party stated he told J. Coffelt no at which time he became very irate and began to yell and threatened kill him, a family member and his younger brother…”
The investigating officer wrote in the probable cause statement that the reporting party said Coffelt continued to ask for money several times before grabbing a knife from the kitchen. Additionally, the probable cause statement noted that Coffelt allegedly threatened to “end it all” during the incident with his family.
Coffelt, according to the reporting party’s statement, left the house and tried to regain entry by kicking the glass kitchen door. The reporting party said in the probable cause statement that “J. Coffelt re-entered the residence via his bedroom window and stated he would kill everyone in the household.”
The reporting party stated Coffelt began to assault a family member with a closed fist and pushed him across the room. The statement goes on to say that “Coffelt stated he would return and kill their whole family if the police were called.”
Another witness said, according to the investigating officer, that she witnessed Coffelt assault a member of the household. The individual confirmed Coffelt’s threats, stating in the probable cause statement that Coffelt said there would be a “bloodbath which would include the police and himself.”
According to the probable cause statement, Coffelt fled the scene and was found behind a church across the street from the residence. The arresting officer escorted Coffelt to his vehicle and he began to resist arrest according to the charging document.
he investigating officer wrote in the probable cause statement, “J. Coffelt began to yell and stated he would not enter the back of patrol vehicle and stated he was stronger than me and we would have to make him or deploy a taser.”
The responding officer stated he asked Coffelt to get in the vehicle several times before using force to get Coffelt to comply. The responding officer stated in the probable cause statement he kneed Coffelt in the midsection and groin after Coffelt began to allegedly tense up. The responding officer also stated that he struck Coffelt’s sciatic nerve to gain compliance.
Coffelt was arrested around 11 p.m. on July 12. Coffelt has been charged with one count of a class E felony of domestic assault in the third degree, one count of a class E felony of harassment, one count of a class E felony of an unlawful use of a weapon and one class E felony of resisting arrest.
Each charge, except for resisting arrest, carries up to four years in the custody of Missouri Department of Correction and a $10,000 dollar fine or one year of special imprisonment in the county jail.
Coffelt is being held on a $100,000 bond with an advice of counsel hearing set for July 24, 2018.