Police were called to Medical Commons Court in reference to the dispute. When they arrived, they spoke with the alleged victim who told them that a man named Patrick Collins began arguing with her while she was on the phone. She argued back and says that Collins tried to attack her. She then pulled out a knife and stabbed him in the shoulder.
After being stabbed, Collins allegedly returned to his room before coming back out and pulling a gun from his pocket. He told the victim he would shoot her, causing her to call police. Collins then fled from scene.
Based on this information, officials arrested Collins and transported him to the Leon County Detention Facility on charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. Collins posted bond and has since been released.
Violent Crimes Law in TallahasseeBeing charged with any type of violent crime in Tallahassee is a matter which must be taken seriously. Most violent crimes are felonies which carry prison sentences and may impact you for the rest of your life. Due to the nature of these offenses, prosecutors and judges often take a tough approach to defendants facing violent crimes charges. Those convicted of serious violent offenses such as aggravated assault are likely to face the harshest sentences which can be handed down under our criminal justice system.
If you have been charged with a violent crime in Florida, it is in your best interest to immediately secure the services of an experienced criminal defense lawyer. At Musca Law, our attorneys have assisted thousands of people who are facing a violent crimes charge and the serious consequences that come along with it. We understand that your liberty hangs in the balance and we will treat each case as if it were our own.
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