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Man suspected of violent felonies in custody following Hancock County manhunt

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Posted at 12:03 PM, May 11, 2022
and last updated 2022-05-11 20:02:46-04

HANCOCK COUNTY — A suspected violent felon is in police custody following a manhunt in Hancock County on Wednesday.

Russell A. Collins, 48, of Indianapolis was missing after being last seen Wednesday morning at a home near County roads 400 West and 100 South near New Palestine, according to the Hancock County Sheriff's Department.

A tactical team was called to the scene about 7 a.m. after police were notified Collins was seen in the area. At some point, Collins fled from the home to a heavily wooded area. An Indiana State Police helicopter and K-9, as well as a thermal imager, during the search.

Collins is charged in Marion County with domestic battery, confinement, intimidation, kidnapping, strangulation and intimidation. Police have a warrant for his arrest, online court records show.

Collins is described as about 5 feet, 9 inches and 170 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes. He was last seen wearing red or maroon jean shorts, a black tank top and no shoes.