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Lorain woman charged with assault of 70-year-old man


LORAIN — A woman who allegedly forced herself into a friend’s apartment and beat her friend with a metal pipe was charged for the assault on Saturday.

Lindsey Collins, 30, of Lorain, was charged about 3 p.m. Saturday with felonious assault, aggravated robbery, breaking and entering and theft in Lorain. The arrest followed a Nov. 8 incident when a Lorain man said Collins and another man beat him with a metal pipe and stole his television.

Michael Clark, 70, told police Saturday that Collins was a friend of his and had stolen his wallet when she visited his house the night before. About 2:30 p.m. Nov. 8, Collins came to Clark’s house, saying she would return the wallet, according to the police report.

Collins arrived at the apartment driving a white SUV with an unknown man. Clark told police that the man forced himself into the apartment and pushed Clark to the ground. The man continued to hold Clark to the ground while Collins beat him with a metal pipe wrapped with duct tape, which had been lying nearby, according to the police report.

After beating him, Collins stole his television and cell phone, Clark told police.

When police arrived, Clark was covered in blood and there were blood stains on his floor, according to the report.

Collins was charged after a police officer saw her walking down a street in Lorain. In addition to the charges for the Nov. 8 incident, Collins incurred an additional theft of motor vehicle charge for an Aug. 16 incident in which Collins and Brian White, 25, allegedly broke into the locker room in Mercy General Hospital and stole a nurse’s keys. They used the keys to steal a car from the hospital parking lot. The car was found later that day being driven by four teenage boys in Elyria.

Collins is being held at Lorain County Jail on a $50,000 bond until her hearing Monday.

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