Domestic situation results in arrests

Debbie Rolen drolen@civitasmedia.com

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Debbie Rolen


The following arrests were taken from criminal complaints filed in Mingo County Magistrate Court. Criminal complaints are public information and are not an indication of guilt. Defendants are innocent until proven guilty.

Williamson City Police officers received a disturbance call Dec. 5, involving Elizabeth Collins and Robert Anderson. Collins, 29, of Williamson, alleged that Robert Anderson, 26, also of Williamson, had raped her earlier in the day at her home and she did not want him around her, that she had made him leave and she was afraid of him.

Anderson went to the police station and told officers he did not rape Collins and that she was making the story up, police say. Anderson alleged that Collins had stolen his wallet and they were fighting so he had taken her pills and that she was calling him, harassing him and telling him he’d better return her pills now. Anderson played the voicemail for the officers where Collins threatened that if he did not bring her pills back, he wouldn’t get his wallet. Officers warned Anderson not to return to the residence and they would follow up on the complaint.

Later, officers went to the Collins residence to investigate the incident involving the alleged rape and they could hear Collins and Anderson screaming at each other from inside the residence.

As officers walked to the house, they said, Anderson came running out the door. They said he was running from Collins with a piece of wadded-up paper with pills inside, which he started hiding in the sleeve of his shirt when he saw the officers.

When Collins saw the officers, she started screaming again he raped her and she didn’t want him in her house, according to the report.

Officers detained Anderson and removed the wadded-up paper from his sleeve. They said he started yelling that they were fake and he was trying to trade them for his wallet. He told the officers he didn’t have her real pills anymore, so he brought her fake pills to trade for his wallet.

Anderson was placed under arrest for obsructing an officer. Officers told Anderson several times to calm down and be quiet. Anderson then began arguing and yelling at Collins, telling her she was a doper and was ruining his life, all over his wallet, according to the report. Anderson was visibly intoxicated and refused to listen, officers said. Officers said they then placed Anderson in the rear of the patrol vehicle to separate the two.

In addition to obstruction, Anderson was charged with disorderly conduct, public intoxication and trespassing.

Collins was charged with obstruction.


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