Man Charged with Felonies after Violating Restraining Order

Zachary Collins, 33, of Cabool, has been charged with first degree harassment and first degree property damage following events on April 12 that were originally considered domestic issues. 
Collins is bound by an order of protection against the female victim. According to a probable cause statement filed by Deputy Dylan Webb of the Howell County Sheriff’s Office, the victim reported seeing Collins in her driveway at approximately 5:30 a.m. on April 12. After he left, she noted all four tires on her vehicle were flat. 
She also reported receiving more than 40 calls and “numerous texts” from Collins. Court documents indicate an advertisement for sexual services using her name and number was posted on an online yard sale page. The victim suspected Collins was responsible. Her statement says he violates the order of protection on a daily basis. 
The order of protection prohibits not only communication with the victim, but also forbids Collins from being within 300 feet of her residence. 
Online court records show Collins was charged with violating an adult order of protection and second degree property damage on April 13 as well as second degree assault on April 14. Warrants have been issued in both matters. 
The most recent felony charges that reference the April 12 interaction between Collins and the victim were filed by the prosecuting attorney on May 29. As of press time, Collins has not been arrested in connection with any of the three pending cases. 
According to Deputy Webb, Collins is a danger to the victim because of the “several incidents of the suspect violating the order” of protection.

Howell County News

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