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

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

October 10th, 2011 by Staff Report in Local - Breaking News

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 /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.