NH car chase suspect remains in hospital, racks up thousands in bail
DERRY - The homeless man who led police on a high-speed car chase through southern New Hampshire is racking up thousands of dollars worth of bail.
Shane Collins, 42, was arraigned on charges filed against him, including those relating to incidents between March 9 and April 12.
He's currently being held on more than $45,000 of cash bail, but Collins was still in the hospital at Parkland Medical Center on Friday. He was taken there immediately after his arrest for evaluation.
Over the course of the last month, Collins is accused of being involved in several incidents in which he was in possession of seven different stolen cars.
The spree came to an end on Wednesday evening when Collins was arrested in Derry at the end of an eight-hour car chase and manhunt through Salem, Derry, Hampstead, Sandown and Chester.
The charges Collins is facing in connection the incidents, by town, are:
Theft of a motor vehicle (class A misdemeanor)
Credit card fraud (class A misdemeanor)
Receiving stolen property (class A misdemeanor)
Resisting arrest/detention (class A misdemeanor)
Theft of a motor vehicle (class A felony)
Receiving stolen property (class A felony)
Disobeying an officer (class A misdemeanor)
Reckless operation (violation)
Reckless conduct with a deadly weapon, three counts (class B felony)
Collins is being held on $20,000 cash for the Salem charges, as well as $20,000 cash for charges filed in Brentwood.
In addition, he's facing $5,000 cash bail from Derry and $2,000 cash bail from Raymond. Those amounts are concurrent to each other, but consecutive to the larger bail orders out of the other courts.
Collins is also scheduled to be arraigned on the Epsom charges in Concord district court in May.
Prosecutors said once Collins is released from the hospital, he'll likely be held at the Rockingham County House of Corrections.