An Ozark County man is facing domestic assault charges related to two separate alleged incidents near and in West Plains this month.
Quincy L. Collins, 27, Dora, is charged with first-degree domestic assault after allegedly pushing another man down a set of stairs at a Howell County home on July 6, causing the victim to break his upper arm and wrist.
On Saturday, Collins reportedly assaulted a former spouse by grabbing her hair and forcing her to the ground at a location in West Plains, an allegation for which he is charged with third-degree assault.
A warrant with a $100,000 bond was issued Monday for Collins on the first-degree assault charge, and court records show a warrant was issued Thursday afternoon with a bond of $5,000. Public Defender Thomas Flack is representing Collins in the first-degree assault case.
Both cases are being prosecuted by Howell County Prosecutor Mike Hutchings.
Howell County Deputy Jared Q. Hummel, in a probable cause statement submitted to prosecutors, said at about 10:28 p.m. July 8 he received a report from a man who said he had been shoved down the stairs at his home two days earlier, after Collins had come to his home saying “he had money for him.”
Collins allegedly shoved the reporting party down the stairs as he opened his door, then stayed in the upstairs portion of the residence for about five hours.
After Collins left, the victim said, he was able to get a ride to the hospital and learned his upper arm and his wrist were broken and he would require surgery.
On Saturday, West Plains Police Cpl. Brent McKemie said in court documents that he investigated an incident in West Plains where Collins had reportedly grabbed a woman with whom he shares a child by grabbing her hair from the back and "aggressively" forcing her to the ground with his hand.
The victim told the officer a bystander who witnessed the alleged incident approached Collins and yelled at him to leave, and Collins left on foot. She told the officer she was in pain and McKemie stated he saw an injury below the woman's right knee that appeared to be an abrasion that could have been caused by being scraped by asphalt as she was being pushed to the ground.
A witness corroborated the victim's statement and a second witness reported seeing Collins try to strike the victim with his hand, but was unsure whether or not the blow made contact. That witness also reported he thought he saw Collins push the victim against a vehicle and believed she fell to the ground. A third witness agreed with the second witness' account of the incident, McKemie said, adding that attempts to contact and locate Collins had been unsuccessful.