BOONE — A Boone man was released the same day he was arrested after being charged with multiple assault-related charges.
Mark Thomas Coats, 27, of 209 Oak St., Boone, was arrested on Jan. 25 and charged with false imprisonment, interfering with emergency communication, communicating threats, assault with a deadly weapon, assault on a female and assault by strangulation.
According to court documents, these charges stem from a Jan. 23 incident where Coats allegedly pushed a female numerous times, hit her in the face, charged towards her and knocked her off of a porch three feet off of the ground.
The documents also stated he held a knife — with a blade approximately five inches in length — to her throat twice and threatened to use it. Coats reportedly also used his hands around the woman’s neck, leaving red marks and causing her to lose consciousness.
Coats reportedly intentionally and unlawfully detained the woman and prevented her from calling first responders by taking her cell phone, according to the documents.
Coats was issued a $15,000 secured bond and was released the same day of arrest, according to court documents. He was given a March 2 court date.