AMES – A 22-year-old man named Collin Daniel Richards has been arrested and charged with the murder of ISU student Celia Barquin Arozamena on Monday night.
Richards has a criminal history, according to numerous court documents Local 5 went through after the news was released about his arrest late Monday night. According to Ames police, Richards does not have a last known address. Here’s what we found:
–In January 2015, Richards was charged with intimidation with a dangerous weapon in Guthrie County. According to the criminal complaint, Richards was at a gas station when he tried to steal two energy drinks. He was caught by the clerks, and when confronted, Richards allegedly told the workers that he would come back and “shoot the place up.”
–In September 2017, Richards’ father called Carroll County Dispatch, stating that he just picked up his son, Collin, from his parents’ house, when he noticed multiple doors on the home were damaged, a window had cracks in it. According to court documents, police contacted Collin Richards later that day and he admitted to breaking into the house to retrieve his things as his grandparents told him to leave a few days before. About a month later, warrants were requested for Collin Richards on trespassing and causing more than $200 of damage.
–Most recently, in July 2018, Collin Richards was arrested and charged with public intoxication. He was allegedly passed out at a Hy-Vee. He was later taken to the Ames Police station where he was given a chemical test, and his BAC came back at 0.086%.