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11/19/2013

SECOND PERSON ARRESTED IN BURGLARY AND ASSAULT CASE

Michael Gene Coplen

UPDATE:  11/19/2013

The Sheriff’s Office has made a second arrest in the burglary and assault case previously reported on November 5th when the first suspect, KYLE MOTES, was arrested.  Following the arrest of KYLE MOTES, Sheriff’s Investigators obtained a Circuit Court Bench Warrant for the arrest of a co-defendant, 44 year old MICHAEL GENE COPLEN of Mountain Home. 

MICHAEL COPLEN was booked into the Detention Center this morning on charges of:

Aggravated Residential Burglary – Class Y Felony
False Imprisonment in the First Degree – Class C Felony
Terroristic Threatening in the First Degree – Class D Felony
Theft of Property (firearm) – Class D Felony
Possession of Firearm by Certain Persons – Class D Felony

MICHAEL COPLEN is being held in lieu of $75,000 bond, and he will appear in Circuit Court on November 21st.

Baxter County Sheriff’s Office

 

Original Release:  11/05/2013

Several felony charges have been filed against a rural Mountain Home man following an investigation into an incident of violence that occurred on October 11th.  It was reported to the Sheriff’s Office that 21 year old KYLE MICHAEL MOTES and a co-defendant yet to be charged had gone to a residence at 44 Bartwood Ln., the residence of James Tyler Patterson. 

     Upon arrival at this residence, KYLE MOTES and the co-defendant entered into the residence.  Patterson showed them a Sig Sauer 9mm Pistol that he had stolen in an un-related case.  The co-defendant loaded the gun and pointed it at Patterson’s head, while KYLE MOTES duct-taped Patterson’s hands and feet, placed a sock in his mouth, and then restrained him to a chair.  Patterson was also battered while he was restrained.  The pistol was stolen and was later seen in the possession of KYLE MOTES.  Patterson was later able to free himself and call law enforcement.

     KYLE MICHAEL MOTES was booked into the Detention Center on Monday, November 4th on charges of:

Aggravated Residential Burglary – Class Y Felony
False Imprisonment in the First Degree – Class C Felony
Terroristic Threatening in the First Degree – Class D Felony
Theft of Property (firearm) – Class D Felony

     MOTES remains in the Detention Center in lieu of $75,000 bond.  He is scheduled to appear in Circuit Court on November 7th.  Charges are pending against the co-defendant.

/s/ John F. Montgomery,
Baxter County Sheriff

 

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