Fugitive Arrested After Drilling Holes in Man's Thigh During Break-In

A New York man has been charged after he allegedly forced his way into a friend's home and terrorized the man and his girlfriend with a power drill.

Aaron Collins, 32, was found by New York State Police troopers and deputies from the Tioga County Sheriff's Office at a residence in Barton on Sunday, state police said in a news release. He was taken into custody after a brief foot pursuit.

"Collins was wanted as a fugitive from justice from the state of Pennsylvania and wanted on attempted criminal homicide charges," Acting Major Todd Stratton said.

According to a criminal complaint filed in Pennsylvania and obtained by WTEM, Collins allegedly forced his way into a home in Bradford County on July 25 and assaulted a man and his girlfriend.

The man told police that Collins was "upset and threatening him," saying he believed he "knew something about child trafficking" and he "wasn't afraid to drill him to get him to talk," according to a police affidavit.

Collins allegedly struck the man in the face with the butt of a shotgun he brought with him, before ordering the couple into a bedroom at gunpoint.

There, he allegedly bound them to the bed frame using rope and gagged them with box tape.

The court documents allege Collins drilled three holes—around 1.5 inches deep—into the man's thigh using a power drill. He also allegedly fired a shotgun at the woman, narrowly missing her head, after telling her he would "blow her head off."

Court documents allege Collins used a "zip gun" made from metal pipe fittings at his home during the break-in.

Collins then allegedly left the couple bound and gagged and made off with $80, the woman's 9mm pistol and her SUV.

She told police she and her boyfriend eventually freed themselves by breaking a picture frame and using the glass to cut the ropes that bound them.

Collins, of Barton, New York, was remanded to Tioga County Jail after he was arrested while awaiting extradition to Pennsylvania.

He is facing numerous charges, including attempted criminal homicide, burglary, aggravated assault, criminal trespass and terroristic threats.

Collins has previously been convicted of a number of felony burglaries in New York and New Jersey, as well as felony theft of a firearm and felony aggravated assault on law enforcement, according to the criminal complaint.

New York State Police and Pennsylvania State Police have been contacted for additional comment.

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