JONESBORO — A man was jailed on nearly $1.5 million in bonds for charges ranging from failing to appear in court to kidnapping.
Collin Miller, 25, of Jonesboro, is accused of transporting a pregnant woman across county lines and holding her against her will in September 2020, according to a probable cause affidavit.
“(The victim) reported to this detective that Miller had slapped her and chased her making her fall on her belly in Walnut Ridge. He then took her to his house … in Jonesboro. There, he barricaded the door to prevent her from leaving and forced her in a bedroom while he bathed,” Craighead County Sheriff’s Office Capt. Ron Richardson wrote.
The victim’s life was threatened and she was beaten when she attempted to call 911, according to the affidavit. Her visible injuries ranged from black eyes to a bruised nose and throat.
Miller allegedly took the victim to Walnut Ridge, where Miller slapped and chased the woman until she fell on her belly. She was able to get away and contact local police.
“(The victim) was pregnant with twins and sought medical attention in Missouri the next day. She miscarried both twins,” the affidavit read.
Investigators documented her injuries and a warrant was issued for Miller’s arrest. He was detained Wednesday, the online jail roster indicates.
In an interview Thursday, Miller also admitted to stealing a vehicle around the same time from a home in the 500 block of West Matthews Avenue, according to an affidavit provided by the Jonesboro Police Department.
District Court Judge David Boling found probable cause Friday to charge him with first-degree battery, kidnapping, terroristic threatening, first-degree interference with emergency communications, theft of a vehicle valued less than $25,000 but greater than $5,000, two counts of felony failure to appear and one count of misdemeanor failure to appear.
Boling set $1.46 million in cash or surety bonds for the felony charges and a $2,000 cash-only bond for the misdemeanor failure to appear charge.