On May 16 at 8:06PM, officers responded to the CubeSmart Self Storage located at 14250 Charis Ave. in Gainesville (20155) to investigate an assault. The investigation revealed that the victim, a 49-year-old man, and an off-duty employee of the business, later identified as the accused, were involved in a verbal altercation that escalated. At one point, the altercation became physical, and the accused retrieved a metal bat from his vehicle before striking the victim multiple times. The accused then drove away from the victim and waited for police to arrive at the location. The victim was transported to an area hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. Following the investigation, the accused, identified as Joshua Everett COLLINS, was arrested.
Arrested on May 16: Joshua Everett COLLINS, 39, of 5837 Riverside Dr. in Woodbridge Charged with malicious wounding Court Date: Pending | Bond: $4,000 Secured Bond