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Clayton: Coulter case given "a high priority"

Clayton: Coulter case given

6 months ago by Scott Hardy

Jason Coulter faces numerous charges after January incident, Monday arrest

Marion County Prosecuting Attorney David Clayton says that the case against a Hannibal man, who tried to out-run cops after a traffic stop, will be given a high priority.

Clayton made that statement Thursday about 36 year old Jason Coulter, who's due to be arraigned Friday morning. Coulter's been charged with Violating an Order of Protection and Possession of a Controlled Substance, and had earlier been charged with one count of Burglary, as well as a charge of Domestic Assault from a January incident. The HPD says that Coulter tried to elude them in his vehicle Monday afternoon, after they spotted him on Route MM and tried to stop him. A probable cause statement says that officers had to draw their weapons and a taser before Coulter would comply, and that marijuana, amphetamines and drug paraphernalia were found in his vehicle. In a statement, Clayton says that Coulter has quote,"amongst others, prior felony convictions for Assaulting a Law Enforcement Officer and Burglary. He has a history of violent behavior." Coulter was arrested last year and during the incident, tried to take a swing at an HPD officer.  

Coulter's in the Marion County Jail on $85,000 bond, and could get up to 32 years in prison if convicted on all charges.

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