published Monday, October 10th, 2011

Cases against men charged in Red Bank killing sent to grand jury

Left to right: Jeremy S. Reinig and Zachary Jordan Hughes, Lorenzo Marquis Bell and Markel Roshad Mitchell are led to a police car after being charged in the robbery and slaying of Jordan Collins.
Left to right: Jeremy S. Reinig and Zachary Jordan Hughes, Lorenzo Marquis Bell and Markel Roshad Mitchell are led to a police car after being charged in the robbery and slaying of Jordan Collins.
Photo by John Rawlston /Chattanooga Times Free Press.

The criminal homicide cases against three men charged in the beating death of a Red Bank man have been sent to the Hamilton County grand jury.

Red Bank City Court Judge Johnny Houston forwarded the cases after 21/2 hours of testimony today.

A charge of frauulent use of a credit card against a fourth man also was sent to the grand jury, which will decide whether to indict the men.

On Sept. 24, Jordan Collins, 27, was discovered inside his home, lying in a pool of blood after police said he was beaten with a crowbar. Authorities have charged his former roommate, 19-year-old Zachary Hughes, with criminal homicide in connection with his death.

Two others — Markel Mitchell, 16, and Jeremy Sean Reinig, 27 — also are charged with criminal homicide. All three and another man, 19-year-old Lorenzo Bell, have been charged with fraudulent use of a credit card.

Authorities believe Collins was killed between 11 p.m. and 3 a.m. in his home at 3710 Redding Road. At 3:21 a.m., his credit card was used at a nearby Kangaroo station, police said.

For complete details, see tomorrow’s Times Free Press.

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