19-Year-Old Mom, 42-Year-Old Fiance Held on $500K Bail in Death of 3-Month-Old

January 4, 2016

Everett, Police Blotter

Today Everett Court District Judge Anthony Howard ruled there was probable cause to hold 19-year-old Jerrica Schreib and 42-year-old Donald Coons on half-a million dollars bail each for Criminal Mistreatment in the first degree of a child.

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Jerrica D. Schreib at her probable cause hearing on January 4, 2016

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Donald K. Coons at his probable cause hearing on January 4, 2016.

According to probable cause for arrest paperwork filed by Everett Police, At 5:46 AM on December 18, 2015 a 9-1-1 call was made for the fire department to check on an unresponsive 3-month-old baby at a room in the Far West Motel on Evergreen Way in Everett. Upon their arrival firefighters called Everett Police.

According to the probable cause paperwork filed by police the baby was taken first to Providence Regional Medical Center in Everett and then airlifted to Children’s Hospital in Seattle when the baby was later pronounced deceased.

In court papers the 3-month-old baby was identified as MMS and reportedly had a suspicious, severe spiral fracture to the arm, rib fractures that varied from new to old, a large gaping gash to the chin, a laceration to her liver, pneumonia and meningitis.

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Everett Police searched this room at the Far West Motel on December 18th, 2015.

The probable cause paperwork says the fractured arm happened weeks prior to moving into the Far West Motel in Everett. Police were told during two days at the motel the baby’s condition degraded to the point of her having difficulty breathing, not being able to move her head and refusing food. The couple reportedly argued over calling 9-1-1 until other children staying with the couple told them the baby might die.

It was also written by Everett Police in the paperwork that the Children’s Hospital Child Abuse Team reported that there was no way the baby had been seen by any Doctor anywhere because they would have immediately called the police. They also stated reference her arm fracture, that the baby “Would be inconsolable every time you changed her, fed her, and dressed her. This baby was tortured; there is no way anyone didn’t know what was going on with this baby”. They also stated the laceration under her chin could not have originated as a milk rash.

You can read the entire Probable Cause document by clicking the link below. Please note it contains material that may be disturbing to the reader.

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Everett Police worked on their interviews and investigation before arresting the couple on New Year’s Day. The Prosecutor has until the end of the week to file charges or release the couple.

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