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Pound Police Department will ...
Pound Police Department will be working with Wise County's Chief Deputy Commonwealth Attorney Adrian Collins.
Deputy Commonwealth's Attorneys - Wise County Commonwealth's Attorney's Office
Adrian J. Collins
Adrian J. Collins
Chief Deputy Commonwealth's Attorney
Adrian is a life-long resident of Wise County Virginia, graduating from Coeburn High School.
He attended the University of Virginia's College at Wise (Clinch Valley College), receiving a Bachelor of Science degree.
Adrian then attended Regent University School of Law and received his Juris Doctor.
Adrian was in private practice for twelve years before joining the Commonwealth's Attorney's Office in 2003.
He prosecutes cases in all courts, with a primary emphasis on violent crimes, and manages the administration of the office.
Abbott's elevation as interim ...
Abbott's elevation as interim commonwealth's attorney was a bit of a surprise to many, who assumed Chief Deputy Commonwealth's Attorney Adrian J. Collins would serve in the position pending the election.
Earlier this week, Collins disputed Abbott's elevation by taking the matter before Wise County Circuit Court Judge Chadwick Dotson.
In a petition filed before the court on Tuesday, Collins
asks Dotson to set aside the oath of office sworn to by Abbott
, an oath certified by the judge.
asserts the oath "and acceptance of same" is contrary to Virginia law.
Collins cites a memorandum dated Nov. 25 from Elkins advising that Abbott "shall be highest ranking full time assistant attorney for the Commonwealth prior to my resignation" and Abbott "shall become acting Commonwealth's Attorney for Wise County/City of Norton."
In his petition, Collins
said while Elkins advised that Abbott
"would be vested with such power, no action was taken to replace, remove or demote" him as chief deputy commonwealth's attorney.
On Thursday, Collins
filed the petition to ensure the issue of successorship of the office is legal.
I hope to get this resolved and in the meantime, Mr. Abbott and myself will continue to handle our cases and be professional and uphold our duties the best we can while doing our job," Collins
"He didn't put up a fight ...
"He didn't put up a fight when we came to get him," Deputy Adrian Collins said.
Baker was working and no weapons were recovered when the arrest was made, Collins
In loving memory of Emma Marie Baldwin who died from abuse aged 2 years old | The Toxic Environment of Child Protection
According to Adrian Collins, chief deputy of Commonwealth Attorneys Office, Brandie Baldwin was granted a $25,000 secured bond this morning in Wise County court.