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Scott City Man Stole from Man Under His Care; Arrested

Judd Weil


A Scott City man was arrested on Monday, March 28 after stealing firearms from the home of a person he was supposed to be taking care of.

Richard L Coates, 66, was arrested for Theft and Mistreatment of a Dependent Adult, both of which are felonies.

A Scott City Police Department (SCPD) officer was dispatched to the 1300 block of Glenn Street for a theft report.

The reporting party stated the victim was missing several firearms and other property.

The investigation revealed Coates was supposed to have been staying with the victim to provide care for them. The firearms were located at another address in Scott City on March 28, same day they were reported missing.

Coates was incarcerated at the Scott County Jail and the case has been submitted to the Scott County Attorney for prosecution.

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