Arrest Made In TSU Student Residence Burglaries

Posted at 10:06 AM, Jan 26, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-26 11:17:07-05

A teenager who reportedly burglarized a student housing center on the campus of Tennessee State University was arrested early Tuesday morning. 

Officials with the Metro Nashville Police Department say Matho Joshua Collins, age 19, entered units of several students at the New Residence Center (NRC) on campus between the dates of December 30 and January 3. 

Collins was accused of removing and stealing several electronic items and selling them at an Easy Pawn. 

Collins has no affiliation with TSU and was not authorized to be on the premises, according to his arrest warrant. 

An officer stopped Collins on Briley Parkway at Lebanon Pike late Monday night for speeding and learned the vehicle was stolen and that he had three outstanding warrants. 

He was arrested and booked into Metro jail Tuesday morning without incident and faces charges of aggravated burglary, criminal trespass and theft of a property.

Collins' bond was set at $26,500.