The Indiana State Police received information from the Lawrence County Prosecutor’s Office that Robert D. Collins, 32 years old of Springville, was wanted for 7 felony offenses in Lawrence County, plus an additional warrant through Monroe County.

Troopers began an investigation into the whereabouts of Collins, who was reportedly hiding away from his residence to avoid apprehension.

On Monday, May 3, 2021, Sergeant Greg Day and Trooper Robert Whyte utilized a variety of investigative techniques, eventually determining that Collins was at a residence in the 3000 block of Knightsridge Road in Monroe County.

At that residence, Sgt. Day and Trp. Whyte made contact with a female who admitted that Collins was, in fact, inside the residence. 

Troopers obtained consent to enter the home where they located Collins and he was taken into custody without incident.

Robert D. Collins was arrested and incarcerated in the Lawrence County Jail for the following warrant offenses:

  • Probation Violation of the Original Charge of Burglary, Level 4 Felony (Monroe County)
  • Domestic Battery Resulting in Injury to a Person Less than 14 Years of Age, Level 5 Felony (Lawrence County)
  • Criminal Confinement, Level 5 Felony (Lawrence County)
  • Criminal Confinement, Level 6 Felony (Lawrence County)
  • Strangulation, Level 6 Felony (Lawrence County) – 2 counts
  • Domestic Battery, Level 6 Felony (Lawrence County) – 2 counts
  • Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated Controlled Substance (Monroe County), Class C Misdemeanor
  • Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated Endangering (Monroe County), Class A Misdemeanor

The actual criminal charges stem from an investigation by the Lawrence County Sheriff’s Department and inquiries on the case should be directed to them.