by Geoff Fox
A Little Orleans man was arrested by the Allegany County Sheriff’s Office on April 13 in connection to a domestic incident in Orleans and facing multiple charges.
According to police, deputies with Allegany County Sheriff’s Office were alerted of a possible domestic assault victim on April 13.
Deputies were able to locate and speak to the victim at an undisclosed location.
Investigating deputies learned that a female victim had allegedly been assaulted on the evening of April 12 at her Orleans residence by Lucas Leroy Coleman, 43, of Orleans.
The victim reported that during the assault, Lucas had attempted to strangle her with a belt and cut her legs using a razor.
Lucas allegedly removed the rear tire from the victim’s vehicle to prevent her from escaping.
After deputies observed injuries consistent with the victim’s statements, they traveled to Coleman’s Orleans home in an attempt to take him into custody.
Deputies would later locate Coleman in his vehicle on Mountain Road in Orleans.
Upon contact with Coleman showed signs of possible impairment by alcohol and/or drugs.
After completing a field sobriety test, Coleman was placed under arrest.
Police searched his car and found Coleman was in possession of a Smith and Wesson and a Glock handgun, both of which were loaded.
Coleman was transported to the Allegany County Detention Center and later ordered to be held without bail after an initial appearance before a District Court Commissioner.
According to online court documents, Coleman is charged with first and second degree assault, reckless endangerment, two counts of handgun in vehicle, two counts loaded handgun in vehicle, two counts handgun on person, two counts loaded handgun on person, two counts illegal possession of a firearm, two counts convicted felon possession of a firearm, illegal possession of ammo, and false imprisonment.
Coleman is also facing multiple driving offenses.
A bail bond review hearing was held on April 14 and a preliminary hearing is scheduled for May 15.