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  • Christmas Day stabbing leads to Medford arrest

  • A Medford man who allegedly stabbed his wife multiple times on Christmas morning was arrested minutes later attempting to flee the scene in a vehicle, authorities said.
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  • A Medford man who allegedly stabbed his wife multiple times on Christmas morning was arrested minutes later attempting to flee the scene in a vehicle, authorities said.
    Police responded to a stabbing at a residence in the 300 block of North Peach Street at about 2:30 a.m. on Christmas and arrested Antoine Ramone Coleman, 45, who is lodged in the Jackson County Jail on charges of first-degree assault and attempted murder. His bail is set at $2 million, jail records show.
    His wife, Annette Coleman, 36, who lives at the Peach Street residence, was stabbed multiple times and was transported to Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center with life-threatening injuries, police said in the news release.
    Once there, her condition was stabilized and she was released sometime before 2 p.m. on Christmas, according to a clerk at the hospital.
    Police returned to the Peach Street residence with a search warrant and seized evidence, but did not go into detail in the release about the nature of the evidence.
    Police, who continue to investigate the incident, are considering it a domestic dispute.
    The Colemans' children were not present at the time of the alleged stabbing, as they were staying with relatives, the news release said.
    Police did not return phone messages seeking further information or comment.
    On Wednesday afternoon, no one answered the door at Annette Coleman's home on Peach Street — which still had a torn, flailing yellow strip of police tape in front of it, and a vehicle parked crookedly in the driveway.
    In July, online court records show Antoine Ramone Coleman's place of residence in the 200 block of South Oakdale Avenue.
    According to online court records, in July 2013, Antoine Coleman owed Annette Coleman about $7,200 in unpaid child support, and he was also sued in 2011 by Capital One Bank for $4042.46, for which his wages were garnished..
    According to online records from the Oregon Judicial Department, since 1996 Antoine Coleman has been convicted in Jackson County of the following charges: two counts of manufacturing a controlled substance, manufacturing a controlled substance within 100-feet of a school, two counts of fourth-degree assault, recklessly endangering another person, second-degree criminal mischief, delivery of a controlled substance, delivery of methamphetamine, delivery of cocaine, possession of methamphetamine, possession of cocaine, attempt to commit a Class-A felony and resisting arrest.
    Reach reporter Sam Wheeler at 541-776-4471 or swheeler@mailtribune.com. Follow him on Twitter @MTwriter_swhlr.
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