Coach Indicted in Kidnap, Rape Case
The head coach of the St. Mary's College basketball team has been indicted by a St. Mary's County grand jury in the alleged kidnapping and rape of his ex-girlfriend last month, according to court records.
Coatlen Othell Wilson, 37, was arraigned yesterday in St. Mary's County Circuit Court, where Judge Marvin S. Kaminetz read the eight-count indictment against him. The indictment charges Wilson with kidnapping, two counts of first-degree rape, two counts of second-degree rape, first- and second-degree sex offense and second-degree assault. Wilson did not formally enter a plea.
"There's no doubt what his plea will be: not guilty," said his attorney, David Densford, of Leonardtown.
Wilson was arrested Sept. 27. Authorities allege he kidnapped a 20-year-old Fairfax County college student and held her captive for almost three days in his basement apartment in rural St. Inigoes in St. Mary's County. During that time, he allegedly raped and assaulted the woman and repeatedly threatened her with a knife.
Since his arrest, Wilson has been held without bond at the St. Mary's County Detention Center. A bond review hearing is scheduled for Monday.
Densford said he plans to ask the court to set bond for Wilson on Monday so he can return to work. Wilson was placed on paid leave by the college after his arrest. College President Jane Margaret O'Brien said through an assistant that Wilson would remain on administrative leave regardless of the outcome of the bond hearing. The college has hired an interim basketball coach from Tuskegee University in Alabama to replace Wilson for the coming season.
Wilson, a Dale City native, was a star point guard on University of Virginia teams that went to the Final Four in the 1981 and 1984 NCAA championship tournaments. He later played professionally for the Sacramento Kings and the Golden State Warriors.
Dental Impressions Made in Slaying
Alexandria detectives have obtained the dental impressions of Daniel Wayne Warfield, a District resident now in custody who has been charged with murder in the August slaying of computer specialist Ray Heidebrecht.
Investigators say they want to see whether Warfield's teeth match a bite mark found on Heidebrecht's upper left arm. The victim was found stabbed in his Mount Jefferson home about 3:30 a.m. by a concerned neighbor.
Police say they have a statement in which Warfield says he committed the crime after Heidebrecht made repeated passes at him.
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