Bond conditions have been changed for a Spartanburg County man accused of dumping his girlfriend’s car at an apartment complex after she went missing in May.
SPARTANBURG, S.C. (FOX Carolina) - Bond conditions have been changed for a Spartanburg County man accused of dumping his girlfriend’s car at an apartment complex after she went missing in May.
During the hearing, Young’s family asked the judge to deny bond since she is still missing. However, the judge was required to set bond for the charges of grand larceny and obstructing justice.
Collins’ bond was initially set at $9,000 with the condition that, once released, he would be placed on house arrest with GPS monitoring. He was ordered not to have any contact with Young’s family or possess a firearm. He bonded out of jail on June 6, but had not been able to return to his home under the home detention policy since it is where Young was living.
During a hearing earlier this month, prosecutors said Collins violated his bond agreement, claiming tactical gear and an AR-15 rifle were found where he was temporarily living.
Collins’ defense said the firearm didn’t belong to him and argued home detention did not make sense for the charges he faces. His attorney argued that investigators have not proven Collins took the car without permission. A motion for bond modification was approved by a judge on Monday, removing home detention as a requirement for Collins and allowing him to return home.
Young’s family was distraught by the decision and they believe officials “dropped the ball” in her case.
All other conditions of Collins’ bond remain in effect.