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Bristol bounty hunter denied probation in kidnapping case

December 9th, 2011 9:26 am by Kacie Breeding

BLOUNTVILLE — One of three Bristol bounty hunters convicted of kidnapping for the wrongful arrest of a Blountville man has been ordered to serve his three-year sentence behind bars.

Clyde A. Collins, 23, of 511 Queen St., Bristol, Tenn., was denied probation Thursday in Sullivan County Criminal Court for kidnapping, destruction of and tampering with government records, and two counts each of burglary and assault. Collins pleaded guilty to the charges in October.

Co-defendants Anthony Story Jr., 41, of 226 Basham Hill Road, Bristol, and Marvin Lee Keeling, 42, of 167 Honaker Drive, Bristol, were tried about a week later. Keeling was found guilty of kidnapping and two counts each of aggravated burglary and assault, while Story was found guilty of kidnapping and two counts of facilitation of aggravated burglary.

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