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Ex-Hope Mills commissioner arrested

Posted April 9, 2014

Tonzie Collins

— Former Hope Mills Commissioner Tonzie Collins was arrested Tuesday night after he allegedly violated a domestic violence protection order.

Collins, 64, of 5816 Wallace Drive, was charged with assault on a female in connection with a Saturday incident, according to court records. His next court date is set for April 25. He was being held without bond in the Cumberland County jail.

The Hope Mills Board of Commissioners voted last September to oust Collins, who was the subject of 14 formal complaints from town employees, dating to 2006, accusing him of sexual harassment and intimidation.

Collins then lost his re-election bid in November, finishing last in a six-person field.

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  • Wisdom50 Apr 9, 2014

    Poor misguided Commissioner he should learn to leave well enough alone. She does not want to live in fear of dv any longer.