Sikeston man enters not guilty plea on felony rape charge

SIKESTON, MO (KFVS) - A Sikeston man is facing a rape charge after he tried to rape two women over the weekend in Sikeston.

On Saturday, April 28, at 7:40 p.m. Sikeston DPS officers responded to a report of the sexual-assault rape of two women.

Thomas Raymond Coakley, 40, of Sikeston, was arrested and charged with felony first degree rape, according to Sgt. Broom with Sikeston DPS.

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He is currently being held at the Scott County Jail, where his bond is set at $50,000 cash or surety.

Coakley waived his formal arraignment and entered a plea of not guilty at his arraignment on Wednesday, May 2.

A preliminary hearing is scheduled for Wednesday, May 16 at 2 p.m.

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