A Floyd County resident who was arrested earlier this month for an alleged counterfeiting scheme is facing felony charges again for allegedly intimidating a witness.

Michael Dale Hagans, 37, of Langley, was arrested on Monday and charged with tampering with a witness and for allegedly being a persistent felony offender in the second degree. 

Kentucky State Police Trooper Billy Ball reports in the complaint warrant that on Oct. 14, Hagans “induced or attempted to induce” Paul Hall, a complaining witness in another felony case against Hagans, to not testify in court against him.

Hagans was arrested in early October in another felony case in which he is charged with first-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument. In that case, Ball reported in the complaint warrant that Hagans allegedly paid Hall two counterfeit $20 bills for a starter. That case was set for a preliminary hearing on the day Hagans allegedly tampered with a witness. 

Hagans was arraigned on the new charges in Floyd District Court on Tuesday, Oct. 22. District Judge Eric Hall set his bond at $2,000 cash and ordered him to have no contact with the alleged victim. A preliminary hearing is scheduled to be held on Oct. 28.

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