UPDATE: – A teenager was sentenced Monday for his activities at North Andrew High School and attacking a deputy investigating the incident. Eion A. Coats, 18, pleaded guilty July 31, to vandalism, making a terrorist threat at the school, second degree assault, and resisting arrest at his home. Coats received a sentence of one year incarceration to run alongside a five year probationary term.
ANDREW COUNTY, Mo. – A plea hearing has been scheduled for a teenager who injured a deputy in Andrew County.
When a threatening message and vandalism was found at the North Andrew High School in May of 2017, Eion Andrew Coats, 17, of Bolckow was named as a suspect. When Deputy M.C. Donahoo contacted Coats at his home, he became enraged and fled to a bedroom. There he pointed a sword at the deputy and was tasered. As the deputy attempted to handcuff Coats, he grabbed a broken arrow and stabbed the deputy in the leg.
The hearing at 8:45 this morning is for felony charges of assault in the second degree and resisting arrest as well as misdemeanor counts of institutional vandalism and making a terrorist threat.