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Posted on: December 7, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Lafayette Police Arrest Rape Suspect

Lt. Matt Gard

Administrative Services

Lafayette Police Department

(765) 807-1223

December 7th, 2020


Lafayette Police Arrest Rape Suspect

LAFAYETTE, INDIANA – December 7th, 2020 – 


On December 3rd at approximately 9:35 pm a 22 year old female was walking in the area of S 4th St and Romig St.  The victim was approached by an unknown male armed with a handgun.  The victim was forced into a white 4 door Pontiac.  The victim was driven to a secluded area where she fought back and was released by the suspect.  The victim sustained non-life threatening injuries and was treated at a local hospital.  


On December 3rd at 8:30 pm a theft from a vehicle was reported to the Lafayette Police Department.  The theft occurred from a vehicle parked at the North End Pub, 2100 Elmwood Ave.  The victim of the theft reported that a handgun was stolen from his vehicle.   During the investigation it was determined that a white 4 door Pontiac was involved in the theft.  


On December 5th at 1:35 pm officers from the Lafayette Police Department observed a vehicle and driver matching the description of the suspect.   The vehicle was stopped in the area of State Rd 25 W and 100 W.  The suspect, Jason L Collins (42) was arrested for the following charges:


Attempted rape while armed with a deadly weapon

Confinement while armed with a deadly weapon 

Kidnapping while armed with a deadly weapon

Criminal recklessness

Battery with a deadly weapon

Theft of a gun

Possession of methamphetamine



Anyone with information on this crime, or anyone with information on similar incidents is asked to contact the Lafayette Police Department at 765-807-1200.  





The fact a person has been arrested or charged with a crime is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty in a court of law.    

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