Casper Police Arrest Man in Connection With Thursday Assault
Following a reported assault that prompted a significant emergency response to the 1600 block of South Jefferson Street on Thursday, Casper police arrested a suspect in the early hours of Friday morning.
Jason Uriah Collins, 42, was booked into jail on recommended charges of assault and interference with a peace officer.
Charging papers say officers responded to 1645 S. Jefferson St. at roughly 5:15 p.m. Thursday for a report of a physical fight between Collins and his uncle. The person who reported the incident to police said that the men separated before officers arrived, but Collins said he was going to come back with a shotgun.
The victim was found with a wound on the back of his head which was bleeding profusely, police say, in addition to a wound on his mouth which was also bleeding.
Police set up a security perimeter around the house due to the reported threat of further violence.
The victim told police that Collins was being evicted from the home, where the two had lived together for several years. Collins confronted his uncle with a shotgun, the man said, and a fight ensued.
The victim was taken to Wyoming Medical Center where he was reported to have suffered a concussion, several abrasions on his face, hands and arms, and a broken finger.
Shortly before 2 a.m. Friday, police officers returned to the house after Collins was reported to have returned to the residence and was "beating on the doors."
Officers confronted Collins as he was closing the gate to the yard. Police had to use force to physically restrain Collins, and a Taser ultimately had to be used before Collins could be brought under control.