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Man accused of threatening officer waives hearing Monday morning

Local - 9/9/2013 5:06 PM by Karen Franklin
BECKLEY - A Raleigh County man accused of making threats against a state trooper waived his right to a hearing Monday morning.

Ronald Collins, Jr., 33, was set to appear before Magistrate Tomi S. Peck before he waived the hearing. He faces a felony charge of threats of a terrorist acts, according to a criminal complaint.

Collins was arrested in August after police said he made threats against 1st Sgt. G.A. Duckworth via social media and blog sites. Duckworth had arrested Collins on unrelated charges.

Collins allegedly wrote he could slit Duckworth's throat with his wife lying next to him, according to the complaint. He is also accused of saying he could wait at his home and shoot him in half if he wanted.

Collins is being held on $250,000 bond. It is unknown if he has an attorney.

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