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Dunklin Co. man facing charges after standoff

Derek McCoin (Source: Vinelink) Derek McCoin (Source: Vinelink)

A Dunklin County man is behind bars after a standoff that lasted longer than two hours.

Derek McCoin, 29, faces several charges including endangering the welfare of a child.

According to the probable cause statement, an officer arrived at the home on State Highway 25 south of Clarkton city limits around 7:30 a.m. on Sept. 27. He was called there in reference to a report of a person being held against their will at knife point.

When the officer arrived, he said another officer was already on scene.

The McCoin's stepbrother told officers that his mother had gotten a call from the victim saying McCoin was holding her hostage inside the home.

The man told officers that McCoin was high on drugs and was demanding to talk to a sheriff's deputy.

The deputy arrived on scene and began negotiating with McCoin.

According to the probable cause statement, McCoin demanded someone give him a cigarette and he would release the victim. After several cigarettes were passed beneath the door, McCoin became agitated because he couldn't find the cigarettes.

The deputy said in the probable cause that she could see beneath the door that a mattress and dresser were barricaded against it.

McCoin told officers that he had two guns with him, a .45 and a .380; along with two butcher knives. He also said that he had a bullet proof vest.

McCoin then told officers that he was shooting up with drugs and was upset with the victim for having another man in the house. He then allegedly demanded the deputy arrest the other man or he would hurt the victim.

According to the probable cause statement, McCoin could then be heard knocking over furniture and the victim was making sounds as if she were gagging.

McCoin again demanded someone give him a cigarette, this time through the bedroom window. According to officers, sounds could be heard from the bedroom of someone trying to break the glass in the window.

The deputy and McCoin's stepbrother went outside to talk to McCoin after he broke the window.

After getting a cigarette from his stepbrother, McCoin became less agitated and finally agreed to release the victim.

McCoin agreed to slide the knife he has held against the victim's throat under the door, then surrendered.

He was then arrested and taken to a Kennett hospital for possible overdose.

Officers say they took a 19-inch butcher knife into evidence.

In the probable cause statement, it says that the victim told officers in an interview that she and McCoin smoked meth on Friday night while there were children at the home.

The victim gave officers permission to search the home.

According to officers, outside the fence was a cigarette pack. They say in the pack was a baggy with a white substance that field tested positive for meth.

Earlier in the negotiation, officers say McCoin would sometimes laugh and make comments about where he had hidden drugs. They say he told them that some drugs were inside a cigarette pack.

Several departments responded to the incident including: Dunklin County sheriff's deputies, Clarkton police officers, Campbell police officers, Missouri State Highway Patrol and Pemiscot County sheriff's deputies.

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