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Attempted Murder Suspect Not Under Arrest, Yet

October 22, 2012, 5:31 PM by Peggy Moyer

Attempted Murder Suspect Not Under Arrest, Yet
SIOUX FALLS, SD -

The Sioux Falls woman accused of driving drunk and running over a Highway Patrol Trooper is yet to be arrested.

Twenty-five-year-old Rachel Coleman is believed to be the driver of the car that struck Trooper Andrew Steen. Trooper Steen remains in critical condition Monday. He underwent brain surgery for injuries suffered last Wednesday morning when he was run over in a strip mall parking lot near 57th Street and Western Avenue.

According to court documents, Steen and several Lincoln County Sheriff's deputies then fired their guns at Coleman before she drove off.

Today, the Lincoln County's States Attorney gave an update on the case.

"We certainly are not in the business of dragging people out of the critical care unit of any of our hospitals and dragging them off to jail. So we will serve that when it’s prudent," Lincoln County State's Attorney Tom Wollman said.

Wollman suggests Coleman is in a critical care unit in Sioux Falls. This is the first time members of law enforcement or the prosecution team have given any information as to the state of the attempted murder suspect's condition.

"I cannot comment on her injuries," Wollman said.

Wollman cites an ongoing investigation by the attorney general's office. He says that's standard procedure anytime a member of law enforcement fires a gun.

While Coleman could face felony charges in both Lincoln and Minnehaha Counties, Wollman announced he and Minnehaha County States Attorney Aaron McGowan will prosecute this case together.

"We just believe it makes sense to group our efforts and have a coordinated effort to hold Miss Coleman accountable just in Lincoln County," Wollman said.

Coleman faces charges for attempted murder in the first degree, several aggravated assault charges on law enforcement, vehicular battery, and drunk driving to name a few.

The warrant for Coleman's arrest specifies a $500,000 cash only bond.  Wollman expects a Lincoln County Grand Jury review in "the very near future."

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