Car-Ramming Suspect Surrenders to Police, Faces Felony Charges

Jessica Collins, 31, appeared in court for arraignment on Oct. 12.


The suspect in a Sept. 28 car-ramming incident appeared for arraignment last Friday, and has been released on personal recognizance, according to online court records.

Johnston Police had sought Jessica Collins, 31, of North Providence, on charges of one count of domestic assault and two counts of assault with a dangerous weapon, all felonies, after her ex-husband reported that Collins tried to hit him with her vehicle, then drove into the car driven by his girlfriend's mother.

Collins fled the scene following the incident, according to police reports. Officers located her Dodge Caravan in Providence two days later, but were not able to find her.

Following her surrender to police at about 8:40 am on Oct. 12, Johnston officers presented Collins for arraignment in Third District Court, Warwick, that same day. Judge Terence Houlihan imposed no-contact orders covering her ex-husband, his girlfriend, and his girlfriend's mother, and released Collins on $5,000 personal recognizance until a scheduled Dec. 14 court hearing.


Editor's Note: This article has been updated with information released by the Johnston Police Department.


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