UPDATE: New details in attempted vehicle theft, imprisonment at Georgetown home

GEORGETOWN, Ky. (WTVQ) – Investigators say a man who was accused of attempting to steal a vehicle, and then holding a woman at knifepoint at a Georgetown home is in a relationship with the woman.

The man who owns and lives at the home on Fairfax Way where the incident happened told ABC 36 that the suspect, 22-year-old Daniel Collins, is a neighbor’s son, and the woman is Collins’ wife.

According to the homeowner, Daniel Collins was recently evicted, and had lost his job.  The homeowner says he was just trying to help the couple out during a rocky period, and gave them a place to stay.

Police arrested Collins on Wednesday after receiving a report of a man trying to steal a vehicle.  When they arrived, they say Collins ran inside, but officers couldn’t get anyone to answer the door when they went to investigate.

The woman appeared at the back door after some time, and told them Collins had held her at knifepoint, threatening to “slice you up,” before he went to hide in the attic.

He was arrested and taken to the Scott County Detention Center.


5/4/17 1:21 p.m.

Man arrested after holding Georgetown woman at knifepoint

A bizarre and frightening incident in Georgetown on Wednesday, where officers say a man was arrested after trying to steal a vehicle, and then holding a woman at knifepoint in a home.

An arrest citation says it all began at around 12:30 p.m. when police received a report of someone trying to steal a car on Fairfax Way, causing significant damage to the vehicle.  A witness told investigators the man, later identified as 22-year-old Daniel Collins, then ran into the home as officers arrived at the scene.

Police say they attempted to get someone to come to the door several times, but no one would answer.  Eventually, the homeowner’s sister arrived with a key.

Soon thereafter, however, investigators say a woman came to the back door of the home, saying Collins had held her at knifepoint, told her not to open the door, and threatened her, saying he would, “slice you up.”  The woman further told police that Collins had climbed into the attic, giving her a chance to get to the back door.

Collins reportedly also caused damage in the home by making a substantial crack in the ceiling where he was hiding.

Officers say as he was being escorted to a patrol vehicle, Collins was screaming, and fighting with officers.

He was taken to the Scott County Detention Center, and charged with unlawful imprisonment, criminal mischief, resisting arrest, and terroristic threatening.

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