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Harley Halts Fugitive’s Flight
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By Major Shawn Kimmitz
September 22, 2023

A wanted Stafford man led deputies on a brief foot pursuit yesterday before his arrest in the middle of Richmond Highway.

On September 21st at approximately 1:00 p.m. deputies observed Brandon Collins, 36, in the courthouse for a credit card case scheduled in the General District Court. Collins overheard deputies discussing active warrants for his arrest and decided to leave the area post haste.

Collins fled out the front door, across the front lawn to Richmond Highway with Deputies K.M. Ferrell, D.J. Ferrell and D.W. Edson in pursuit. The foot chase continued southbound on Richmond Highway and across Courthouse Road.

Deputy S.C. Martin happened to be responding to an auto accident on his marked Harley Davidson and heard the foot pursuit on his radio. He was in the perfect position to intercept Collins at 2080 Richmond Highway. Collins attempted to avoid Deputy Martin and ended up tripping on the double yellow line in the roadway. Deputy Martin dismounted from the motorcycle and ordered Collins to surrender. Collins was initially uncooperative, but upon seeing the taser, he assumed the arrest position and was handcuffed.

Collins was wanted in Fredericksburg for assault and battery, felony hit and run and misdemeanor hit and run. He was charged in Stafford for fleeing from law enforcement. Additionally, the judge issued a failure to appear charge since Collins left the courthouse before his case was heard.

The magistrate elected to give Collins a $4,000 bond and he was turned over to the Rappahannock Regional Jail.

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