Archive for Wednesday, November 23, 2005

BLHS grad faces murder charge

30-year-old accused of trying to kill ex-girlfriend’s mother

November 23, 2005

A Bonner Springs man, who is a 1993 graduate of Basehor-Linwood High School, has been charged in Johnson County District Court with attempted murder.

Scott Michael Tinder, 30, was charged Nov. 16 in connection with an incident a day earlier in which he allegedly tried to kill his ex-girlfriend's mother.

He was scheduled to appear in district court Wednesday morning for a conference hearing.

Tinder was being held in the Johnson County Adult Detention Center on $200,000 bond. As of Tuesday afternoon, he had not posted bond.

A public defender has been assigned to represent him, prosecutors said.

On Nov. 15, Judith Coffin of Olathe contacted police and reported that Tinder, her daughter's ex-boyfriend, had assaulted her. Coffin was taken to an area hospital for treatment of injuries.

Tinder allegedly choked Coffin with the intent of killing her, according to the complaint filed in district court. He was arrested without incident Nov. 15.

According to published reports, Tinder was convicted in 2001 on charges of aggravated assault, aggravated battery, battery and aggravated assault of a law enforcement officer for an incident involving a Shawnee woman.

He was sentenced to serve 60 days in jail and was put on probation for two years.

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