Hawkins County man facing kidnapping, assault charges

Jeff Bobo • Oct 29, 2019 at 8:42 AM

ROGERSVILLE — A Hawkins County man who allegedly kept a woman in his vehicle against her will Saturday and then ran over her foot after she broke free is facing multiple charges, including kidnapping.

Shortly before 1 p.m. Saturday, Hawkins County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Stephanie Bolognese responded to a domestic assault complaint at a residence on Livesay Circle just west of Rogersville.

The victim reportedly told Bolognese that Dallas Lee Collins, 38, 2571 Clinch Valley Road, Treadway, got into an argument with her when she refused to leave with him.

“She stated that he pulled her into his car by her shirt, refusing to let her out,” Bolognese stated in her report. “She stated that she began screaming, telling him to let her go.”

The victim’s aunt then reportedly went to the vehicle to assist her.

Bolognese stated in her report that the victim then broke away from Collins and fell out of his vehicle's passenger side door.

“Mr. Collins then backed up the vehicle, stopping the tire over her left foot,” Bolognese added. “She said she began screaming and he backed off her foot, rolling over it.”

Collins then reportedly drove away with the victim's phone and wallet containing $40, and he knocked over a neighbor's mailbox as he was leaving.

Bolognese stated in her report that she observed the victim's shirt to be torn and her left foot to be red and swollen, which corroborated the version of events given by her and her aunt.

Collins was located a short time later on Route 31 in Mooresburg, where he was arrested and charged with kidnapping, aggravated domestic assault, reckless endangerment, theft under $500 and vandalism.

He was held in the Hawkins County Jail with no bond set pending his arraignment Monday.

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