Morgantown man faces multiple charges following burglary investigation

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Police in Morgantown arrested a local man who allegedly broke into a home, hit a woman in the jaw, and struck an officer while being arrested.

Shawn Collins

The victim told police that Shawn Collins, 31, of Morgantown, was in her home at 9 a.m. Saturday stealing things and punched her in the jaw when she confronted him.

Collins was standing in the stairway when police arrived and initially complied with commands. However, while being handcuffed, police said Collins tried to pull away in an effort to escape.

Collins has been charged with obstructing an officer, strangulation, and burglary. He is being held at North Central Regional Jail.





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