BOONE — A 37-year-old man is charged with felony second-degree kidnapping, misdemeanor assault on a female and misdemeanor sexual battery after an incident that reportedly happened on May 2.
Jonathan Brian Collins, of 119 McNabb Lane, Boone, was arrested on a warrant on May 7. He was given a July 8 court date in Watauga Superior Court and is currently held on a $50,000 bond.
According to Collins’ May 28 indictment by a Watauga County Grand Jury, he allegedly kidnapped a woman by unlawfully restraining and removing her from one place to another without her consent “for the purpose of terrorizing her.” The document also states he allegedly assaulted the woman by striking her as well as grabbed her arms, slammed her against a wall and cabinets and placed his hands on her throat, mouth and nose.
Collins also allegedly engaged in sexual contact by force and against the will of the woman “for the purpose of sexual arousal, gratification and abuse,” according to the indictment.
Court documents state that Collins was ordered to not have direct or indirect contact with the alleged victim. Garland Baker is listed as Collins’ attorney.