$5k cash only bond set for Redfield man on multiple allegations


By Ray King

A $5,000 cash only bond was set Tuesday for a Redfield man on multiple allegations involving an altercation with his grandparents.

Jefferson County District Judge Kim Bridgforth set the bond after ruling prosecutors have probable cause to charge Jason Coker, 24, with second-degree domestic battery, aggravated assault on a family or household member, terroristic threatening and theft of property.

Deput Prosecutor Beth Carson said during a court hearing that Coker is a parole absconder and has previous convictions from 2020 and 2021.

Reading from an affidavit by Sheriff’s Capt. John Bean, Carson said on Sunday at about 2:30 p.m., deputies were sent to a reported armed disturbance in Redfield and talked to the victims, who were Coker’s grandparents. Deputies were told Coker had left the residence in a 1999 Chevrolet Silverado belonging to his grandfather.

Bean reported that the victims then ran to a neighbor’s house.

Coker also told deputies his grandfather fired a shot at him and said he took the truck because he was scared and because he did not want to go to jail.

Coker was ordered to have no contact with the victims and told to come back to court Oct. 27. He said he would hire his own attorney.