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January 29, 2013

Couple facing theft charges

NEW CASTLE — Pennsylvania state police have filed charges against a couple accused of stealing guns to get money for drugs.

Megan Kohlmeyer, 28, of New Castle, and Daniel Challis, 35, of Ellwood City, face charges of theft, receiving stolen property and criminal conspiracy.

Police said Kohlmeyer, who had been in a rehabilitation facility in Washington, Pa., had confessed to taking a 30.06 bolt-action rifle and .22 caliber semiautomatic pistol from a house on Hanna Lane in Hickory Township. She said the weapons were sold to an unidentified person so the couple could obtain money for heroin.

The theft is believed to have taken place in August.

Police said Kohlmeyer is now lodged in the Washington County jail and awaiting extradition to Lawrence County on a bench warrant for unrelated charges.

A warrant was issued for Challis’ arrest.

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