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Probable Cause Found For Man Found On Railroad Tracks

WGIL Newsroom . Local News 226

A Missouri man found on the railroad tracks in Galesburg last month, allegedly because he was drunk, will stand trial on charges accusing him of stealing the liquor that caused him to be on the tracks.

Knox County Circuit Court Judge Stephen Mathers today found probable cause for 23-year-old Adam Coffman to be tried on charges including Burglary, Theft, and Criminal Damage to Property.

Coffman was arrested earlier this month, after being found June 13th lying on the railroad tracks near Prairie and Water Streets, sleeping.

A train is believed to have struck Coffman, and a second train nearly did.

Two days prior, Galesburg Police Detective Kevin Legate testified Coffman allegedly broke the door at Discount Liquor on North Henderson Street, jumping a counter to steal three bottles of tequilla and two bottles of rum.

When Coffman was treated at the hospital, Legate says Coffman had a blood-alcohol level over .40 — five times the legal limit.

Coffman later reportedly confessed to the burglary.

An arraignment hearing will be held July 30th. In the meantime, Coffman is being held in the Knox County Jail on $50-thousand bond.