◼ Suspect in Fortuna attempted murder arraigned in Humboldt County court
Michael Alan Coen pleaded not guilty to attempted murder in Humboldt County Superior Court on Thursday, less than a week after his alleged involvement in a shooting incident.
Coen, 28, was the subject of a multi-agency manhunt last Friday in connection with a shooting on the 3400 block of Hillras Way in Fortuna. Victim Michael Cooper was treated and released from a local hospital, and authorities said he and Coen are believed to know each other.
Coen faces numerous charges, including attempted murder, assault with a firearm, illegal possession of a firearm by a felon and resisting arrest. Coen pleaded not guilty to all the charges.
Coen pleaded guilty to assault with a deadly weapon other than a firearm in November 2009. He spent 47 days in jail and was sentenced to three years probation, according to Humboldt County court records. Coen was also arrested in February for his alleged involvement in an Arcata carjacking. Charges stemming from the incident were never filed, and the case is still under review.
Coen's bail was set at $600,000, and a preliminary hearing on the matter was scheduled for July 21.
Matt Drange/The Times-Standard
Posted: 07/09/2010 01:24:12 AM PDT
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