Crime & Courts

She was strangled, hit, poisoned and left in a remote area but survived, police say

Jonathan Collins, 28, was charged with attempted murder, assault by strangulation, kidnapping and assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill and inflicting serious injury, according to jail records, according to Mecklenburg County Jail records.
Jonathan Collins, 28, was charged with attempted murder, assault by strangulation, kidnapping and assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill and inflicting serious injury, according to jail records, according to Mecklenburg County Jail records. Mecklenburg County Sheriff's Office

A woman was found alive Sunday after a man attacked her in Charlotte and then left her in “a remote area” in Anson County, two counties away, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police said Wednesday.

Jonathan Collins, 28, allegedly strangled the woman “multiple times” in her north Charlotte home, according to a CMPD news release.

Then he allegedly hit her with a cooking pan and left her in a garage with a car running, which filled the space with carbon monoxide, police said.

After that, he drove her to Anson County, where Anson sheriff’s deputies found her, according to CMPD.

She was taken to a local hospital for medical treatment, police said.

Collins was arrested Tuesday in Union County and taken to the Mecklenburg County Jail. He has been charged with attempted murder, assault by strangulation, kidnapping and assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill and inflicting serious injury, according to jail records.

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police officials have recently tried to raise awareness about strangulation as a red flag for future homicide attempts, especially involving domestic violence, the Observer has reported.

Jane Wester: 704-358-5128, @janewester
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