PB man facing felony allegation after arrest in domestic violence case

A reported domestic disturbance Monday at an apartment on West 34th Avenue resulted in the arrest of a man on felony charges because of a prior conviction.

Landon Collins, 30, had previously been convicted of misdemeanor domestic battery in 2012, according to records from the prosecutor’s office.

Detective Jeremy Oswalt said in a probable cause affidavit presented Wednesday in Jefferson County District Court the alleged victim said that she and Collins had gotten into an argument because he was supposed to pick her up from work but never showed up and she got a ride home from her boss.

Oswalt said in the affidavit that the woman told police she had gone upstairs to get the keys to her vehicle and when she got into the car, Collins busted the window out of the vehicle because she wouldn’t roll the window down. He also allegedly reached inside the vehicle and got the keys.

He then opened the vehicle door and tried to drag the alleged victim out by the ankles but Oswalt said Collins was unsuccessful because the woman held on to the inside of the vehicle.

Collins left before police arrived and according to the report, the alleged victim had dried blood around her left ankle.

When Collins was located, he allegedly admitted arguing with the woman “because she was in a vehicle with another man” and admitted touching her but denied causing her any harm. Police also reported that Collins had blood on his hands and a scratch on his nose.

Jefferson County District Judge Kim Bridgforth set a $10,000 bond for Collins after ruling prosecutors had probable cause to charge him with second offense third-degree domestic battery, a Class D felony.

In addition to setting the bond, Bridgforth ordered Collins to have no contact with the alleged victim until the case is settled.

Collins said he would hire his own attorney.