Deputy arrested for firing gun while ...

Deputy arrested for firing gun while off duty

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Honey BO BO

Ringgold, GA

#1 Feb 18, 2013
DECATUR (WATE)- An East Tennessee sheriff's deputy has been arrested after firing his service weapon at another person while off duty.

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation says Bradley Collins, 35, has been indicted on aggravated assault and reckless endangerment charges stemming from the incident in September of last year.

Collins is a deputy in Meigs County, but the incident occurred in Rhea County.

Investigators say Collins heard his sister was being assaulted by her father, Randall Copeland.

Collins found his sister safe, then went to Copeland's house with his weapon.

Collins claims Copeland had a shotgun, which he would not put down, so Collins fired his gun at him twice.

No one was hurt.

Collins was booked into the Rhea County Jail Wednesday morning on a $10,000 bond.
Jake Jake

Ringgold, GA

#2 Feb 18, 2013
I wonder what old Brad will do now with out his job that he never deserved to begin with. Maybe he just got caught this time and hopefully it will stick in court that he don't need to be carring a gun. He don't seem to now how to handle one, this is the second shooting with a few months apart. I do believe I have that right. There is bets going on around and I am going to win big on this one. What a joke to the others he is. He needs a job where he isn't near any guns. He needs to go to work in a factory like the rest of us instead of setting on that fat as* of his. Heard he is moochin off family again. Hey Brad man up and pay your own way like the rest of us men do. Your not 10 any more. The guy he shop at this time is really a good dude. I hope that hyrdo drunk gets what he deserves.
pizzed off

Cleveland, TN

#3 Feb 19, 2013
Instead of 2 counts of reckless endangerment the charge should have been 2 counts of attempted murder, after all when you shoot at someone what is it that you're trying to do?

Spring City, TN

#4 Feb 19, 2013
i seen brad the other day and gave him the bird..funny how fast we become p####y's after we take the badge off..hahaha
Back off

Charlotte, NC

#5 Feb 19, 2013
Brad is a good guy. Who wouldn't defend a family member if need be? This "good guy" he shot at is the same good guy that brad watched almost kill his mother as a young child.
Should he have shot at the man once he knew his mom was safe? No.
But when you have that much hate for a woman beater and then you see him go after another women you love then emotions take over.

If you were standing in a public place getting the crsp beat out of you and he happened to pull in off duty, would you have expected him to mod and smile and walk on by or would you expect him to help. All you jerks putting him down are pathetic and don't even deserve to breath the same air as normal people

United States

#6 Feb 19, 2013
I would have done this same if it was my sister. Good
Job Brad!!!

Cleveland, TN

#7 Feb 20, 2013
Jake Jake sounds too me like you are probably a criminal your self . Brad Collins is a great guy and a great officer . He did what any sensible person would do , He protected his family . until you get the facts then you don'tn have a right too say a freaking thing ass hole . The other guy , Randy copeland . [ he abuses all women including his own mother , daughter and ex girlfriends [ wives] thats a real man for you . Brad Collins comes from an excellent family . Jake Jake get a life you piece of garbage .

Brevard, NC

#8 Feb 20, 2013
Jake Jake sounds like he's a little jealous of Brad. He must be one of the meth heads that got arrested by Brad or maybe he's just trying to make a good man look bad. Brad is a great officer and when he is cleared of this he will be back.
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Spring City, TN

#9 Apr 4, 2013
OK Brad Collins now thinks he is a sharped dress man. Now is is dressing lie the guys on Duck Dinisty. So funnythe lates is..haha his fat ass i saying is is nowworking out in the gym. Lets go hit the gym . He could hit the fork next to the plate. Fat lazy ass piece of sh*t. Wheres your gun now Collins. He looks like a freaking chipmunk
told ya

Greenville, SC

#10 Jun 2, 2013
Looks like everyone hatin on ol brad can shut up now. They dismissed all the charges because they proved he was shot at first. Way to go Brad. Get back to work. We need you back over here in Meigs!! Missed ya!

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