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Police arrest man on attempted kidnapping charge

State police arrested a Knox County man troopers say tried to kidnap a boy in Harlan County.

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HARLAN COUNTY, Ky. (WYMT) - State police arrested a Knox County man troopers say tried to kidnap a boy in Harlan County.

State police say Charles Collins of Flat Lick was driving in the Coldiron area and stopped where a 14-year-old boy was walking on the road.

The boy told police Collins asked him three times to get in the car and when he refused, the boy said collins grabbed his arm and tried to pull him in.

The boy escaped and ran home and his mother called police.

Troopers say when they arrived, Collins also had a gun hidden in his clothing.

He is charged with attempted kidnapping and carrying a concealed weapon.

His bond is $20,000.


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