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Charlotte County woman found after being missing for three days

Charlotte County Sheriff's Office investigation
Posted at 4:57 PM, Jan 12, 2023
and last updated 2023-01-12 17:03:08-05

CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla. — The Charlotte County Sheriff's Office and Lee County Warrants Unit have found Melissa Collins after she was reported missing for three days.

Collins was last seen on Jan. 9 around 10 p.m. Authorities believed she was with Brandon Walton, who is wanted on a Felony Warrant for Burglary, False Imprisonment of a Person Against Their Will, Tampering with a Witness and two counts of Battery.

With teamwork between CCSO and the Lee County Warrants Unit, and tips from community authorities, they were able to track the pair to a hotel in Fort Myers.

Walton has been taken into custody and Collins has been rescued safely.