Shobonier man charged with multiple kidnapping, sexual assault charges in Collinsville case
A Shobonier man has been arrested and charged with several felony counts of aggravated criminal sexual assault and kidnapping stemming from an incident in Collinsville last fall.
Collinsville Police announced on Wednesday, March 8, that Timothy Dubois Jr., 39, has been charged in Madison County Court with two Class X felony counts of aggravated kidnapping, four Class X felony counts of aggravated criminal sexual assault and four Class 2 felony counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse.
Dubois is currently being held without bond. An additional bond hearing is scheduled for Friday at 1:30 p.m.
Collinsville Police responded to the area of the Collinsville Crossing retail complex at 7:55 a.m. on Nov. 11 where officers met with a woman who reported she had been abducted at knife point. She told officers that at approximately 7:05 a.m., a suspect allegedly displayed a large knife while she waited in the parking lot for an online Starbucks order, and then 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 retail complex and parked her car in the Wendy’s parking lot. He reportedly fled the scene on foot toward Golden Corral and Walgreens.
The suspect has been described as a white male in his mid-30s, who was wearing a black hoodie, gray sweatpants and black high top tennis shoes.
The victim was transported by ambulance to an area hospital where she was treated for injuries.
Following 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 (Wednesday’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.”
The Collinsville Police Department thanked the other agencies involved in the investigation, including the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office and the Vandalia Police and others in the St. Louis/Metro East region.
Haine said anyone with information about the case is asked to contact the Collinsville Police Department at 618-344-2131.
“Finally, we are asking for the public’s help,” he 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.”
If convicted of a Class X felony, Dubois could face a prison sentence between 6 and 30 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections.
A preliminary hearing for Dubois is set for March 24 at 9 a.m.
Additional reporting provided by Troy Times Tribune staff.