A Texas woman is facing an assault charge after allegedly biting off and swallowing a large chunk of the nose of a female victim, according to investigators.
Jessica Collins, 41, was arrested Thursday for the bloody attack in Spring, a Houston suburb. Collins, seen at right, was released from custody after posting $1000 bond on the misdemeanor charge. She is scheduled for a July 19 court appearance.
Collins, who lives in Conroe, another Houston suburb, was staying with a female neighbor of the 28-year-old victim. After spending Wednesday evening at a local bar, the three women returned to the victim’s home, where Collins–seeking to keep the party going–asked her host for booze and cigarettes.
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Instead, the victim asked Collins to leave her residence, a request that allegedly prompted Collins to attack the woman.
After yanking the victim to the floor by her hair, Collins allegedly bit off a large piece from the bridge of the woman’s nose.
The woman, who needs emergency plastic surgery, told KTRK that she tried to fight off Collins, “but I couldn’t. All I could remember was the taste of blood in my mouth.”
She also recalled calling her husband while in an ambulance: “I was screaming, like, ‘I don’t have a nose. I’m 28 years old and I don’t have a nose anymore.’”
A court filing accuses Collins of intentionally causing bodily injury to the victim by “biting Complainant with her mouth.” As a condition of her bond, Collins, a divorced mother of three, has been ordered to have no contact with the victim. According to her Facebook page, Collins works at Michaels, the arts and crafts chain, and has studied therapeutic massage.
A friend of the victim has started a GoFundMe campaign to raise $12,000 to cover medical costs. “Because of the missing piece was never recovered, my friend now needs reconstructive plastic surgery,” notes the solicitation, which adds that the victim was assaulted by a “mentally unstable person” who “lunged at my friend, biting off her nose and swallowing it.”
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Meanwhile, a man paralyzed from the waist down allegedly zip-tied and stun-gunned a stripper who took cash to come to his home but then refused to have sex with him, police said.
The suspect, identified as Johnnie Thompson, 31, later used a handgun to fire two shots at her, police said.
Police said Thompson lived at home with his parents in Decatur. He was charged with false imprisonment and aggravated assault, WSB-TV reported.
“He pulled out a handgun and a Taser and coerced her to his back bedroom, where he had video cameras set up, and computers,” DeKalb County Police Det. Chris Tappan told the station. “He forced her to take her clothes off.”
Thompson, who uses a wheelchair to get around, then zip-tied the stripper’s ankles and demanded her to have sex with him, police said.
When the stripper refused, Thompson shot her with a Taser twice in the chest, Tappan told the station. The dancer fought her captor, who then fired two handgun shots at her.
Police said the stripper eventually pushed Thompson out of the room, cut herself free and called 911 before escaping out a window. Officers discovered her partially dressed, the Taser prongs still stuck to her chest.
Thompson claimed he acted in self-defense after the dancer “went crazy,” police said. When investigators searched the home, they found more zip ties and a machete.
Another exotic dancer filed an assault report against Thompson three months ago, WSB-TV reported. Police believe there may be more victims, and asked them to come forward.
“I’m trying to get and keep a dangerous individual off the streets,” Tappan told the station. “He’s challenging their lives.”
Thompson was booked at the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office Tuesday and later released, according to jail records.
James E Windsor, Overpasses News Desk
July 23rd, 2018