Federal Indictment Returned for Obstruction of Justice and Witness Tampering
For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of South Carolina
GREENVILLE, S.C. — A federal grand jury in Greenville returned a two-count indictment against Da’Ron Jerome Collins, 47, of Boiling Springs for obstruction of justice and witness tampering.
The indictment alleges that Collins knowingly obstructed the investigation of a matter within the jurisdiction of the Department of Justice, that is, kidnapping, a possible violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 1201(a); and that Collins knowingly engaged in misleading conduct towards another person with the intent to hinder, delay, and prevent the communication of information relating to the commission and possible commission of a federal offense to a law enforcement officer and a judge of the United States.
Collins faces a maximum penalty of 20 years imprisonment as to each count and is currently being held in the Spartanburg County Detention Center. A detention hearing is scheduled for Nov. 21 at 10:00 a.m. before U.S. Magistrate Judge Kevin F. McDonald.
The case is being investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and the Spartanburg County Sheriff’s Office. Assistant U.S. Attorney Leesa Washington is prosecuting the case.
U.S. Attorney Adair F. Boroughs stated that all charges in the indictment are merely accusations and that defendants are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.
Veronica Hill, Public Affairs Specialist, firstname.lastname@example.org, (803) 929-3000
Updated November 16, 2023