UPDATE: 9/30/20 – A man accused of rape in Buchanan County has been declared incompetent by the court.

In a ruling Tuesday, Jerez Collins was ordered to be sent for psychiatric rehabilitation. Collins is accused of raping a person working at a St. Joseph business in June.

The order follows up on the results of a mental examination of the defendant. 

Buchanan County, MO – A St. Joseph man will be arraigned in Buchanan County tomorrow (June 17) for an accused rape over the weekend.

Authorities said 28-year-old Jerez Sherod Collins went into a gas station and sexually assaulted the attendant Saturday morning (June 13).

Collins is being held without bond and will be arraigned Wednesday morning. Police said Collins has a criminal history out of Arizona including a 2018 aggravated assault charge.

Bond was denied for Collins yesterday (June 15).