News charges added to Collins’ tab

By Jeff Linville -
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DOBSON — County authorities have added more alleged crimes to the laundry list of charges facing a local man.

On March 11, a Dobson police officer chased down a suspect, both in his vehicle and on foot.

After the capture, Todd Emerson Collins Jr., 36, of 317 Rock Hill Church Road, Ararat, was served with 110 felony warrants, 11 misdemeanor warrants and four traffic violations across five counties: Surry, Wilkes, Yadkin and Watauga in North Carolina and Carroll County in Virginia.

When Officer Ryan Adams checked with other agencies to see if they wanted Collins for other crimes, several popped up including Mount Airy, Elkin, Boone and North Wilkesboro police departments, sheriff’s departments for Surry, Wilkes, Yadkin Watauga and Carroll (Virginia) counties, and the N.C. Highway Patrol.

“After further investigation the white Jeep was reported stolen that Todd Collins was driving, and Officer Adams located a quantity of methamphetamine inside the Jeep,” said Dobson Police Chief Shawn Myers.

In addition to the 121 outstanding warrants, Myers said, “Adams will be issuing additional charges for Todd Emerson Collins for felony possession of stolen vehicle, felony flee to elude arrest, fail to heed to blue lights and siren, driving while license suspended, resist/obstruct and delay, aggressive driving, felony possession of 14.1 grams methamphetamine, felony maintaining a drug vehicle and possession of drug paraphernalia.”

Collins was given a secured bond of $855,000.

In Surry County alone, some of the many charges included six counts of larceny of a vehicle, eight counts of breaking and entering, six counts of larceny after breaking in, four counts of possession of stolen cars, and six counts of possession of stolen goods.

The Surry County Sheriff’s Office now has added additional charges: two counts of possession of a stolen vehicle, two counts of misdemeanor possession of stolen goods, felony possession of stolen goods, breaking and entering, and larceny after breaking and entering.

He was given an additional $37,500 secured bond with a court appearance April 17.


By Jeff Linville

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