Virginia man arrested in armed road rage incident

By on July 26, 2021

Currituck County Sheriff’s Office

On 7/25/21, the Currituck County Sheriff’s Office received a road rage report involving a black Audi and an armed subject who had pointed a weapon at several cars while traveling on Highway 158. We then attempted to locate the vehicle on the highway and discovered the vehicle went down Tulls Creek Road for a possible alternate route. An officer located the vehicle on Tulls Creek and made a traffic stop with several backup units. Further investigation led to the arrest of the driver, Russell Collins of Newport News,Va. Collins was charged with careless and reckless driving, assault by pulling a gun, going armed to the terror of the people, carrying a concealed weapon, and possession of drugs/paraphernalia. Bond was set at $6,500 secured.





  • hightider

    It looks like someone breaking the law would want to not attract attention, just sayin’…in Florida or Texas, there would have been someone ready to shoot back rather than dial 911. It sounds like he targeted several cars so it is fortunate that no one was injured. $6500 bond should be $65,000 bond.

    Monday, Jul 26 @ 3:10 pm
  • Thomas

    That’s it? $6500 bail? Reckless driving? Carrying a concealed weapon? Threatening another driver with a weapon? Drug parafernalia? $6500? He should have been denied bail and keep in jail until trial. No wonder we are having an increase in criminal activity across this nation!!!

    Monday, Jul 26 @ 4:20 pm
  • C A

    Great work by the Currituck County Sheriff’s Office, and any others removing this person from our roads.

    Just about all the residents of Currituck and Dare Counties have family, friends, and work related travel through Currituck County.

    Let alone our visiting guests. Nice work y’all, and thank you!

    Monday, Jul 26 @ 5:30 pm
  • Glenn

    Excellent work by the responding law enforcement agencies! Thanks for all you day in & day out! Glad no one was hurt & the perpetrator is locked up!

    Monday, Jul 26 @ 9:06 pm
  • Sarah

    $6,500.00 Bail?? Once again, our deputies and officers are doing an amazing job just to have our court system turn it all into an absolute joke. PATHETIC that our court system doesn’t follow through with any true consequence to illegal behavior. I guess then crime reports would be reported, and we all know we can’t have that in a resort area. Just let the drug traffickers and violent criminals go, do everything you can to avoid classifying a domestic violence murder as murder, and hope the potential tourists don’t hear about any of it, right? One day it will catch up to the people making these decisions like it has the everyday local citizens of good ‘ol Dare County.

    Tuesday, Jul 27 @ 12:02 am
  • Disgruntled

    @Thomas, I had exactly the same thought. He’s likely out today and driving the same roads he was terrorizing yesterday.

    Tuesday, Jul 27 @ 7:36 am
  • Manteobxr

    And people ask me why I concealed carry……..

    Tuesday, Jul 27 @ 7:50 am
  • lippy

    Gotta agree with Hightider, $6500 bond seems pretty light for those criminal violations.
    Seems law enforcement are doing their jobs, how about the prosecutor’s office doing theirs!!

    Tuesday, Jul 27 @ 8:01 am
  • sandflea

    So you’re implying that you would have shot at him? That would have ended well for you.

    Tuesday, Jul 27 @ 11:37 am
  • Frank Moore

    To those law enforcement officers who put their lives on the line every day they suit up, “THANK YOU FOR WHAT YOU DO” so many times over. There are more of us who love and respect you, more than those who don’t.

    Tuesday, Jul 27 @ 1:34 pm
  • Manteobxr

    @Sandflea I refuse to be a helpless victim. You choose your own path. Had you been his target, it would not have ended well for you.

    Wednesday, Jul 28 @ 7:14 am
  • surf123

    This person should not be on the street. I’d think $100K would be a starting point. I believe that $6500 means you have to come up with $650 to pay a bail bondsman, which is nothing given what he did. Bail reform needs to include massive increases to keep lunatics like this in jail pending trial.

    Wednesday, Jul 28 @ 8:20 am
  • surf123

    @sandflea NC is a stand your ground state meaning someone could have shot him if he pointed a gun at them. To quote: “North Carolina’s “Stand Your Ground” law removes the duty to retreat and generally allows the use of deadly force when in one’s home, car or workplace, under reasonable circumstances.”

    So had deadly force been used it would have ended well for all of those who were threatened as this crime spree would have ended. No one likes death, but you cannot act like that and reasonably expect to live.

    Wednesday, Jul 28 @ 8:25 am
  • Johnny

    And yes
    Legally you could’ve shot him had he pointed a gun at you
    That’s a lethal threat
    Know the law!

    Wednesday, Jul 28 @ 4:30 pm