Woman arrested for threatening witness


Man indicted on multiple drug charges

By Joe P. Asher - [email protected]



Loretta Colinger


A Harlan Woman is facing charges including intimidating a participant in the legal process after allegedly threatening a witness in a murder case.

Loretta Lynn Colinger, 54, was arrested by Kentucky State Police Trooper Jimmy Halcomb on Thursday.

According to the arrest warrant, Colinger made threats to a witness in a murder case on Wednesday. Colinger approached the witness with a screwdriver saying she would stab the witness.

Colinger was charged with intimidating a participant in the legal process and third-degree terroristic threatening. She was lodged in the Harlan County Detention Center.

In other police activity:

• Brian Owens, 45, of Loyall, was arrested on Thursday by Harlan City Police Officer Tyler Hensley. According to the arrest warrant, Owens sold four round tablets to a cooperating witness for $160. The Kentucky State Police Forensic Lab confirmed one item contained buprenorphine. Owens was charged with second-degree trafficking a controlled substance and persistent felony offender II. He was lodged in the Harlan County Detention Center on a $20,000 full cash bond;

• Michael R. Lewis, 51, of Grays Knob, was arrested on Thursday by Kentucky State Police Trooper Rodney Sturgill. According to the citation, KSP Trooper James Hensley responded to a theft complaint of a U-Haul on Wednesday. Sturgill observed a U-Haul parked at a storage building in Sunshine. The VIN number and tag number both matched the complaint taken by Hensley. Sturgill contacted Lewis, who advised he had kept the vehicle too long. Lewis was charged with theft by unlawful taking. He was lodged in the Harlan County Detention Center;

• Chad Nolan, 23, of Loyall, was arrested on warrant for three separate indictments on Thursday by Harlan County Sheriff’s Chief Deputy Matt Cope. Nolan was indicted for three counts first-degree possession of a controlled substance, possession of synthetic drugs, three counts of persistent felony offender II, two counts of tampering with physical evidence, third-degree possession of a controlled substance, driving on a DUI suspended license, operating an ATV on a roadway and prescription controlled substance not in original container. He was lodged in the Harlan County Detention Center on three full cash bonds totaling $15,000.

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Loretta Colinger
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Man indicted on multiple drug charges

By Joe P. Asher

[email protected]

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