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Tue. Jan 19th, 2021
Nicole Collins

PONTIAC, MI – A 32-year-old Pontiac woman got into an argument with one person and tried to hit that person with her vehicle but then when police arrived she fled the scene where a police chase unfolded.

On Sunday May 10th, 2020, shortly before midnight, Oakland County Sheriff Deputies responded to the Marathon Gas Station located in the 500 block of N. Perry Street on the report of a Felonious Assault. 

The caller indicated two females had been fighting in the parking lot and one of them retreated into the store. The caller stated the second female was attempting to strike the female with her vehicle andnow was using her vehicle to ram the front door of the building. Upon their arrival, Deputies were waved down by the complainant and advised the responsible was driving away.  

Deputies activated their emergency lights and siren and pursued the suspect vehicle. The suspect vehicle was described as a silver Kia which fled southbound on N. Perry Street at a slow speed. A Deputy inside a fully marked patrol vehicle, with its lights and siren activated, was traveling northbound on N. Perry Street and attempted to cross the lanes of traffic to block the vehicle. The suspect drove around the patrol vehicle and then accelerated away from Deputies. A second fully marked patrol vehicle, also traveling northbound with its lights and siren activated, crossed the lanes of traffic and stopped to prevent the suspect from continuing to flee. The suspect then intentionally crashed into the front right corner panel of the patrol vehicle and continued to flee southbound on N. Perry Street. The suspect continued to drive erratically.

The suspect appeared to be fleeing in the direction of the Charles Lane Apartments. Deputies attempted to block the entrance with their patrol vehicles. The suspect crashed into the front left side of another patrol vehicle, drove over the grass, and continued traveling into the apartment complex. The suspect stopped and parked her vehicle in front of her apartment. The driver ran from the vehicle and up to the front door of her apartment with Deputies close behind. The suspect entered the apartment and tried to close the door on them, but Deputies were able to take her into custody.

That suspect is identified as Nicole Shantal Collins, 32-years-old of Pontiac.

Nicole Collins was arrested and subsequently cleared for incarceration by Paramedics from Star EMS. There were no reports of injuries. She was lodged at the Oakland County Jail pending the issuance of criminal charges. Detectives will be continuing with the investigation.

Nicole Collins was arraigned today in front of the Honorable Judge Michael Martinez at 50th District Court. Collins was given a $25,000, 10% bond. Her next court date in May 21, 2020, at 1:30pm.

Collins was arraigned on the following charges:

  • Count 1 – Fleeing – Third Degree – 5 year Felony
  • Count 2 – Malicious Destruction of Fire or Police Property – 4 year Felony
  • Count 3 – Police Officer – Assault/Resisting/Obstruction – 2 year Felony
  • Count 4 – Malicious Destruction of a Building Less than $200 – 93 day Misdemeanor

Collins has a criminal history which includes Assault with a Dangerous Weapon, Disorderly Person, Retail Fraud 3rd Degree, Operating Under the Influence of Liquor, and Domestic Violence.

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