Lake Wales, Florida – The Lake Wales Police Department has arrested Andrew Collins 10/5/1977 of Lake Wales and charged him with Domestic Battery.
On August 19, 2021, I responded to 401 Domaris Ave #23 in reference to a family dispute. Upon arrival, I observed a white female, later identified as Jamie Collins laying on the kitchen floor with numerous large bruises on her body. A white male, later identified as Andy Collins was standing near her and she asked him why he slammed her on the floor.
I spoke with Jamie and she advised me Andy woke up in a bad mood and he was yelling and cursing at her. She stated when she spilled her coffee he became angry and started punching her. She laid on the ground near her daughter’s bedroom door and began yelling for help. When he daughter exited the room Andy continued punching Jamie and attempted dragging her through the house. She advised me this is an ongoing issued and Andy regularly batters her. She advised me he needed to go to jail so she could get help. She also advised me she is married to Andi and they have a child in common. I collected a written statement from Jamie and provided her with a Domestic Violence Pamphlet. I was able to see red marks that appeard to be fresh from recently being hit in the face and back.
I then spoke with the daughter, Ivy Collins. Ivy advised me when she heard her mother screaming she exited the room she observed Andy battering Jamie. She stated she saw Jamie hit Andy in self-defense because he was attacking her. She advised me she saw Andy punching Jamie in the face and body and dragging her through the house. I collected a written statement form Ivy.
I made contact with Andy and placed him in my department issued handcuffs and advised him he was being placed under arrest for Domestic Battery. He asked me why he was going to jail when Jamie was also hitting him. I informed him he was being arrested because he was the primary aggressor in the situation.
I transported Andy to the Lake Wales Police Department for arrest procedures. He was later transported to the Polk County Jail without incident.