Harlan man appears in US District Court


Judge orders Sawaf remain incarcerated

By Joe P. Asher - [email protected]



Mark Sawaf


A U.S. District judge has ruled a Harlan man arrested by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives is to remain incarcerated.

According to the U.S. District Court Clerk’s Office, Mark Sawaf, 39, was ordered by U.S. District Judge Hanley Ingram to remain incarcerated at a detention hearing held on Wednesday at the U.S. District Courthouse in London. Sawaf could appeal the decision, but has not done so at this time.

Detention hearings determine if defendants remain incarcerated while awaiting trial.

The U.S. District Court Clerk’s Office said Sawaf was arrested on a complaint charging him with possession of a firearm (destructive device) which is not registered in the national firearms registry and transfer record and making a firearm (destructive device). Sawaf has not yet been indicted.

Sawaf was arrested by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives following a search of a residence on June 21. Harlan City Police assisted the ATF at the scene.

He is lodged in the Laurel County Detention Center.

In other police activity:

• James Collett, 47, of Cumberland, was arrested on Friday by Cumberland City Police Officer Mark Saylor. Collett was charged with manufacturing methamphetamine, first degree possession of a controlled substance, unlawful possession of a methamphetamine precursor and tampering with physical evidence. He was lodged in the Harlan County Detention Center without bond;

• Amy R. Kilbourne, 36, of Cumberland, was arrested on Friday by Cumberland City Police Sgt. John Teagle. Kilbourne was charged with unlawful possession of a methamphetamine precursor, tampering with physical evidence, manufacturing methamphetamine and first-degree possession of a controlled substance. She was lodged in the Harlan County Detention Center.

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Mark Sawaf
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Judge orders Sawaf remain incarcerated

By Joe P. Asher

[email protected]

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