DES MOINES – Local 5 has obtained more correctional records about Collin Richards, and they show that Richards had discipline issues while locked up at the Mount Pleasant Correctional Facility earlier this year.
Richards, 22, is accused of killing Celia Barquin Arozamena at an Ames golf course on September 17. At the time, Richards was homeless and living in a camp near the links course.
Through the Department of Corrections, Local 5 has learned more about Richards’ behavior. he was at the Mount Pleasant facility for violating probation, and stayed there from December 2017 through June 2018. Here’s what we found:
-In January 2018, Richards was disciplined for “missing the pill line.” According to the DOC, “All offenders are responsible for knowing the pill line he is on and to arrive on time for those pill lines. Compliance is important. You must take the medication as it was ordered.” Richards was not in the pill line for several days throughout January.
-In March 2018, Richards was written up for fighting with another inmate and being in the wrong room. According to the documents, Richards “had blood dripping from his nose and marks on his face.” He denied being in a fight.