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May 12, 2014

Man threatens girlfriend with knife

LAUREL COUNTY, Ky. — A domestic dispute turned deadly when a man pulled a knife on his girlfriend, threatening her life.

Now 25-year-old Jonathan G. Coots of Farris Jones Road in London faces a pretrial hearing on May 20 for charges stemming from that incident.

Laurel Sheriff’s Senior Sgt. Greg Poynter and Deputies Larry Parrott and Daniel Grigsby went to a residence off Farris Jones Road in the East Bernstadt area around 3:30 p.m. Monday after receiving a call of the domestic situation.

On arrival at the residence, 11 miles north of London, the officers learned that Coots of Farris Jones Road had hit his girlfriend, then threatened her with a knife.

An investigation unveiled that Coots’ girlfriend had seen Coots with a needle in his arm, shooting up pain medication. Coots had allegedly pushed the female down, threatened her with the knife, and threw her belongings onto the porch and told her to leave.

Coots was arrested on charges of fourth-degree assault, domestic violence,  and menacing. He was also served with a warrant for child support. Coots was taken to the Laurel Detention Center where he was placed under $2,500 cash bond for the domestic situation and $750 cash on the child support warrant.

Coots has a long legal history that also includes three prior arrests on fourth-degree assault, domestic violence charges, with the most recent being on Oct. 29 of last year. He also was booked into the Laurel County jail on Oct. 31, 2011 and March 22, 2013 for violating a Kentucky EPO/DVO (Emergency Protective Order/Domestic Violence Order).



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