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Man found guilty on charges from 2011 standoff with police

Justin Deon Coates. (Source: Vanderburgh Co. Jail) Justin Deon Coates. (Source: Vanderburgh Co. Jail)

An Evansville man was found guilty on Tuesday on several counts stemming from a three hour standoff with police and SWAT team back in 2011. 

The prosecutors office said 28-year-old Justin Deon Coates was found guilty in Vanderburgh County Superior Court of three counts criminal confinement while armed with a deadly weapon, handgun, Class B Felonies, and obstruction of justice, a Class D Felony.

In May of 2011, police said Coates was a suspect in a robbery and then locked himself inside an apartment at Jacobsville Apartments with three children when police arrived to investigate. 

Coates was inside the home for three hours until he surrendered. The children were not injured.

Coates now faces 6-20 years on each B Felony Counts and 6 months to 3 years on the D Felony. He will be sentenced on April 16. 

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