Crime

Lompoc man wanted for threatening to kill woman

Police: Suspect attempted to slash victim's tires

LOMPOC, Calif. - The Lompoc Police Department is seeking the public's help to locate 20-year-old Jackie Steven Coats for probation violation and alleged criminal threats.

Coats also goes by the nickname Jack Coats, said authorities. He's described as a white male adult, 6-feet tall weighing 170 pounds with blue eyes and brown hair. Police say he has an "L" tattoo on the right side of his next, and "L" with a swastika tattoo on his left hand and multiple other tattoos.

Coats is accused of attempting to slash a woman's car tired with a large knife on April 19. After the victim confronted Coats, police say he ran after her while holding the knife and threatening to kill her.

Anyone with information on Coats' whereabouts is urged to call the Lompoc Police Department at 805-736-2341.


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