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Pair charged in Crumb Together assault has history of criminal charges

A Douglas ESD employee shares what happened when the two walked into the Roseburg Public Library in October.

Posted: Nov 4, 2021 7:34 PM
Updated: Nov 5, 2021 9:31 AM

EUGENE, Ore. -- Two Portland-area residents were arrested on Wednesday after allegedly attacking the owner of a downtown Eugene store and capturing the incident on camera, but this isn't the first time they've been accused of trespassing.

Ricki Collin, 34, and Amy Hall, 45, are facing third-degree assault charges, a felony, after the incident at Crumb Together on Oak Street.

It all started when the two reportedly walked in without masks and refused to leave, and ended with the store owner going to the hospital for treatment of cuts and bruises following the altercation. 

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Collin has an open trespassing case in Washington County and is carged with seven misdemeanors, including trespassing while in possession of a firearm. 

He has reportedly posted several videos to a YouTube channel in which he is seen confronting law enforcement and others about mask mandates.

Bryan Hinson, Douglas Education Service District assistant superintendent of special education, said he had an encounter with Collins and Hall at about 10 a.m. on Oct. 15.

"My assistant came back and said, 'Hey, we're having an issue with some people out at the reception area,' and asked if I could come and deal with the situation," Hinson said. 

Collin was reportedly recording a video, which he later posted on the YouTube channel. In the video, Collin and Hall can be seen walking into the Roseburg Public Library, which is where Douglas ESD operates. 

Hinson asked Collin and Hall to leave when they refused to put masks on. He then asked the receptionist to call the police department non-emergency line. 

"I said, OK, at this point you're trespassing. And from that point, the police handled it," Hinson said. 

Sgt. Daniel Allen of  the Roseburg Police Department said there are protocols when it comes to responding to mask-wearing issues.

"We haven't had too many of them really. But as far as us responding to any type of mask complaints, those will generally come through to dispatch and then we will give those to a supervisor, whichever supervisor is on duty, and we'll have that supervisor handle it," Allen said. 

He also said most complaints go to OSHA, but if the situation escalates to violence, they would treat it like any other call for service from a business owner if they have somebody trespassing at that point. 

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Mac King is the owner of Man's World Barber Shop, located next door to Crumb Together in downtown Eugene. He said they will continue to wear masks even after the state mandate is lifted, and they hope customers will do the same. He also said there are times they won't accept new clients they don't know. 

"When we have people that call, and they've been traveling and stuff like that, we do not set them up for an appointment," said King. 

He said he is slightly concerned after the chaos that happened next door. King said they will continue to keep their doors locked and their masks on. 

"We'll keep going with what we're doing because we're really secure," said King. 

Collin and Hall will be back in court Dec. 9 at 2:30 p.m. for a pretrial conference.

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