Suspect in Portland murder accused of another violent crime
PORTLAND (WGME) – There has been an arrest in the death of a Portland man.
Right now, 19-year-old Tyrese Collins is behind bars, accused of killing of 45-year-old Jack Wilson.
This is the second violent crime Tyrese Collins is accused of committing in the past eight months.
Police arrested Tyrese Collins five months ago for allegedly stabbing a young man in Westbrook.
They say Collins stabbed the victim in his chest, collapsing his lung.
Despite that alleged act of violence, Collins made bail under a Maine pretrial contract.
Prosecutors say just a few weeks later, a judge revoked his bail for violating the conditions laid out in that contract.
Prosecutors say Collins still managed to make bail a few weeks later, even though he had violated his previous bail conditions.
"We filed a motion to revoke his bail based upon his noncompliance with the Maine pretrial contract. He was held for, I think, about three weeks until the judge reset his bail at about $1,000 dollars cash," Assistant District Attorney Jonathan Sahrbeck said. "He posted the $1,000 dollars cash bail with restrictions. In June that bail was reduced to $500 dollars cash bail. But since, I believe, March, he has been out on bail."
Three months later, Collins is back behind bars, accused of murder.
Assistant DA Jonathan Sahrbeck says judges lower bail more than he would like, and says the safety of the community must be a consideration.
CBS 13 tried to reach the Maine Courts' Director of Communications for a response, but did not hear back from her.