Springfield Man Gets Three Years in Probation Officer Harassment Case

A man who was found guilty of harassing his probation officer will be spending two years in prison and one in the Greene County Jail.

Joshua Collins, 39, was convicted on January 30 at a jury trial of  Tampering with a Judicial Officer and Harassment Second Degree. 

Collins was convicted of sending messages to his probation office making accusations against the officer’s children. He said he had proof the officer’s children were engaged in drug and sex crimes, and was using a private investigator to target the family.

The time of the messages Collins was on probation for  Domestic Assault 4th Degree, 3rd or Subsequent Offense.

The probation officer testified it was the first time in her career someone had directly threatened her or her family.