September trial set for Clark couple

Published 11:59 am Friday, April 13, 2018

A Clark County couple will go to trial in September for allegedly entering a home with a firearm to retrieve a pair of stolen shoes.

Carl Coles and his wife, Toniya Coles, of 4 Hart Ave. were arrested June 27, 2017, for first-degree burglary after they allegedly entered a residence on Carolina Avenue.

Witnesses said Carl Coles was armed with a handgun, according to court records.

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The couple was later indicted for first-degree wanton endangerment.

Thursday, the couple’s attorney, Dan Carman, said prosecutors made an offer for a plea agreement, but they rejected it.

“They aren’t pleading guilty to something they didn’t do,” Carman said in Clark Circuit Court.

Clark Circuit Judge Jean Chenault Logue scheduled a two-day trial to begin on Sept. 17.

The Coleses remain free on bond.

When they were arrested, police said they were called to a residence on Carolina Avenue after a couple entered and demanded the return of a pair of shoes. The victim said the shoes were returned and the Coleses left.

While officers were still on the scene, the Coleses reportedly stopped outside the residence in their vehicle, where they were arrested.

In a Facebook post after the incident, Toniya Coles said the shoes were taken from her juvenile son.

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