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Jacksboro man jailed for allegedly possessing drugs, threatening deputies

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By Brent Schanding

JACKSBORO—A Jacksboro man is charged with drug possession and assaulting an officer after deputies responded to a reported medical emergency at his home earlier this month.
Campbell County Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to 217 Alan Lane on Dec. 3, after receiving reports of a woman who was said to be severely bleeding, according to reports filed with the law enforcement agency.
It’s unclear who alerted responders, but when deputies arrived onsite they found resident Michael Collier, 55, covered in blood, according to incident reports. The blood was believed to be his wife’s and caused from her self-incflicted wounds, according to reports.
Deputies reportedly asked Collier how they could help, records indicated. Collier allegedly cursed at them and told them to “get off his property,” according to the report.
Deputies reportedly observed Collier’s wife suffering from severe lacerations to her wrists, the report indicated. Medical crews and an ambulance arrived shortly later, reports indicated.
During their response, deputies reportedly found what’s believed to be marijuana, pills and drug paraphernalia in plain view, according to the reports. They also noticed at least four hand guns in the home — including one on a television, which was missing a short time later, according to reports filed by sheriff deputies.
When deputies approached Collier about the items and the missing gun he allegedly threatened to “blow their heads off.”
Collier was eventually detained without incident and charged with four counts of possessing controlled substances, two counts of possessing drug paraphernalia and two counts of aggravated assault on a police officer.
He was booked in the Campbell County Jail on a $12,000 bond.