Skip to comments.Teenage murder suspect shot victim, dragged him from a truck
Posted on 06/02/2010 6:20:07 PM PDT by Feline_AIDS
POMARIA, SC (WIS) ...
Sheriff Lee Foster, calling the crime scene one of the worst he's ever seen, said 19-year-old Gregory Ashton Collins was arrested at the Orchard Park trailer park for the gruesome act after authorities used tear gas to force Collins out of his mobile home.
A deputy saw something on a parked pickup truck linking the vehicle to the body. Deputies went to the house and Collins answered the door, but refused to come out.
Newberry County CIRT team members and the SLED SWAT team surrounded the trailer. At the time, Collins was considered "armed and dangerous'" by authorities. After a three-hour standoff, deputies and SLED agents used tear gas to force Collins out of the trailer, where he surrendered without incident.
Foster said Collins was not holding a weapon when he was arrested, but did have an empty pistol holster on his side. Authorities found a number of high-powered weapons including several assault rifles inside the home.
The Newberry County Coroner used fingerprints and tattoos to identify the victim as Anthony Lamont Hill, 30, of Winnsboro. The coroner said Hill died of a single gunshot wound to side of head, and the injuries caused by being dragged happened after Hill died.
Foster said Collins and Hill were co-workers at the Louis Rich plant in Newberry, and it appears the two had known each other for several months. Investigators believe the two spent most of Tuesday together and were at Collins' house early Wednesday morning when Collins shot Hill.
Investigators say Collins then carried Hill's body out of the trailer, used a nylon rope to tie the body to his truck and began to drag him behind the truck away from the trailer.
Foster said Collins dragged the body for 10.7 miles...
(Excerpt) Read more at wistv.com ...
"Foster says because Hill is black and Collins is white, deputies called in the FBI in to see if the murder was a hate crime. Foster said it's too early to tell for sure, but said they are investigating the possibility."
They also worked the term "assault rifle" into the article.
Gay love gone wrong?
Let the bstrds OPINE on whether or not this was a hate crime...
Animal....They should apply Islamic law to “it”.
Collins: I wouldn't say I hated the man...just strongly disliked him...but I didn't hate him.
Those ears look like good handles.
“Hate crime”. Feh. If it had been a white man dragging a white man, or a brown man dragging a brown man, or a black man dragging a black man, then there wouldn’t have been any ‘hate’ involved????
STOOPID PC-NESS. >:-(
CRIME IS CRIME. Ack.
“Those ears look like good handles.”
Stretched out, too...
A 19 year old is a man, not a “teenager” in most articles. And this trailer , if guilty, trash needs to fry.
“Foster says because Hill is black and Collins is white, deputies called in the FBI in to see if the murder was a hate crime.
So, I guess if it were reversed a Collins were the victim and Hill were the perpetrator, they would have called the FBI as well. Don’t think so!!
Ashton Wayne Collins
There. Fixed it.
Sounds like someone was poking somone else’s wife/girlfriend.