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Suspect charged in November kidnapping at knifepoint in Collinsville 

Times-Tribune staff

Collinsville Police on Wednesday announced a suspect has been charged in a sexual assault and kidnapping in November at the Collinsville Crossing retail center parking lot. 

Madison County State’s Attorney Office on Wednesday charged 39-year-old Timothy Dubois of Shobonier Ill., with two counts of aggravated kidnapping, and four counts each of aggravated criminal sexual assault and aggravated criminal sexual assault, according to a Collinsville Police news release.

Timothy Dubois

Associate Circuit Judge Neil T. Schroeder has ordered he be held without the possibility of bond. A hearing is scheduled for Friday. In the news release, Collinsville Police described Dubois as a “dangerous and violent individual.” 

Following the filing of charges, Madison County State’s Attorney Tom Haine said the arrest was the result of a combination of “good old fashioned police work” combined with innovative investigative techniques. 

“We also wish to congratulate the Collinsville PD and all participating agencies for their excellent work,” Haine said. “The investigation that led to today’s charges was a testament to good old-fashioned police work combined with investigative techniques that are highly innovative – truly on the cutting edge. We look forward to proving this case at trial.”

He also asked anyone with information about the November incident to contact Collinsville Police. 

“Finally, we are asking for the public’s help,” Haine said. “The circumstances of this abduction and sexual assault were unusually alarming — broad daylight, 7 a.m., in a vibrant business district, and an attacker who was unknown to the victim.” 

The victim reported she was abducted in the early hours of Nov. 11 at knifepoint in the Collinsville Crossing retail area. She told police a man approached her vehicle while she was waiting in the parking lot for an online order at Starbucks, according to an earlier police news release.

The victim said the man displayed a large knife and forced her to drive to the Troy area where he sexually assaulted her, according to the release. The suspect then drove the victim back to the Collinsville Crossing retail complex, where he parked her car in the parking lot of Wendy’s.

At about 7:51 a.m., the suspect fled the scene on foot towards the Golden Coral and Walgreens area and the victim called police. She was transported by ambulance to an area hospital where she was treated for injuries. 

“We continue to pray for the healing and strength of the victim in this case,” Haine said. 


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