A Rush Run man Russell Lee Collins, 45, is being held in regional jail
at Flatwoods for
sexually abusing a five-year-old child in his household, according to
the court records
of Magistrate Teresa Robinson. Collins was arrested by Trooper Doug
Starcher for an
incident which reportedly occurred on March 11, 2001. The charges were
after a medical examination.|
Collins is being held in lieu of $20,000 bond and is facing a maximum
penalty of 15-35
years with a fine up to $10,000. The felony charge is sexual abuse
first degree and
sexual abuse by a custodian.
His wife Bonnie Collins, 43, has been charged with obstructing an
officer and has
been released on $500 bond. Both are to appear Wednesday (April 11)
Magistrate Robinson for hearings.
Mrs. Collins was arrested by Trooper Starcher and Deputy Carl
Ballengee after she
refused to let officers serve a warrant on her husband. Records report
Starcher advised her the officers wanted to see her husband, after
which she replied
"That depends on what you want to see him for."
She was advised, according to court records, they had a warrant for
his arrest. Mrs.
Collins declined admission to the house claiming they needed a search
Officers then entered the residence under her protest to process the
advised Collins "To keep his mouth shut and not say a word," according
to the report.
Mrs. Collins could face up to one year in jail with a $500 fine, a