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POLICE: Jones County Man Kills Two In Virginia Hostage Situation

An Eastern Carolina man is accused of killing two people he had taken hostage in Virginia before he was wounded by police.

Chesapeake police were called to reports of a shooting shortly before 1 a.m. Sunday.

Police say two people escaped the home shortly after officers arrived. One of them, 19-year-old Derwin Watts of Chesapeake, later died at Norfolk General Hospital.

After unsuccessful negotiations, SWAT team members eventually entered the home and shot 44-year-old Charles Collins of Pollocksville. He was transported to Sentara Norfolk Hospital and was charged with two counts of first-degree murder, five counts of abduction and multiple firearms charges.

Police say another man, 40-year-old Michael Temple of Elizabeth City, was found dead in the home.

Tanisha Watts tells WAVY-TV that she was one of five people held hostage.

Watts says Collins is her ex-boyfriend and he called her before he showed up at the home, saying he was upset she had a new boyfriend.

One of the men killed was Watts' current boyfriend, Michael Temple while the 19-year-old was her son.

Court records say Collins is a convicted felon, having last been in prison in 2009 on an assault with a deadly weapon conviction from Craven County. He also has convictions for common law robbery, assault on a female, possession with intent to sell schedule VI controlled substances, felony B&E, and larceny that date back to 1997.


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