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Man arrested after allegedly making threatening calls

Donald Frederick Collins

A man from Annandale was recently arrested after he allegedly made a series of threatening phone calls.

On Aug. 17, the magistrate issued a warrant of arrest against Donald Collins, 40, accusing him of threatening someone he knew over the phone. On Monday, Collins was booked into Rappahannock-Shenandoah-Warren Regional Jail, and the Warren County Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court received paperwork on Collins’s arrest.

A criminal complaint by Collins’ accuser stated that Collins threatened the lives of his accuser and his accuser’s friends over text. In addition, the complaint states, he called his accuser a total of 83 times between 1:52 p.m. and 2:48 p.m. on Aug. 17.

“He is very abusive to me on phone,” the complaint states.

The arrest warrant stated that Collins put the victim “in reasonable fear of death, criminal sexual assault, or bodily injury.”

Lt. William Smoot of the Warren County Sheriff’s office said that the victim in the case called the sheriff’s office. The victim was instructed to bring the case forward to the magistrate’s office, Smoot said.

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