Assault case going to grand jury

Published 12:01 am Sunday, February 14, 2016

The suspect in an alleged attack on a Briggs Lawrence County Library employee waived his right to a preliminary hearing in Ironton Municipal Court on Thursday.

The case against Seth Coleman, 22, of Ironton will now proceed to an upcoming grand jury.

On the afternoon of Jan. 15, a staff member at the Ironton branch of the library reported to police that a male suspect came into her office and allegedly attempted to assault her.

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Two weeks after the incident Coleman was found in a Morehead, Kentucky, hospital and was arrested by Kentucky State Police. He had a hearing in a Rowan County courtroom, where he waived extradition.

Coleman had the right to a preliminary hearing in Judge O. Clark Collins’ courtroom within 10 days of his arrest.

“That hearing is for the purpose of determining whether there is probable cause to bind over to a grand jury,” Lawrence County Prosecuting Attorney Brigham Anderson said.

Coleman remains in the Lawrence County Jail under $100,000 bond charged with felonious assault, a second degree felony.