Ingersoll is guilty of Collins’ 2001 murder

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Posted 6/8/21

CAMBRIDGE — John Michael Ingersoll Jr. was found guilty June 7 of the first-degree murder of corrections officer and Vienna resident Gregory Collins in 2001. The trial took place in Circuit …

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Ingersoll is guilty of Collins’ 2001 murder

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CAMBRIDGE — John Michael Ingersoll Jr. was found guilty June 7 of the first-degree murder of corrections officer and Vienna resident Gregory Collins in 2001. The trial took place in Circuit Court for Dorchester County.


Ingersoll was also found guilty of second-degree murder, first-degree assault, second-degree assault, use of a firearm in a violent crime and CDS possession of firearms.

Maryland State Police homicide investigators had been working on the case since the shooting 20 years ago.


Mr. Collins was returning home on June 4, 2001 from his shift at Eastern Correctional Institute in Westover when he was shot. After he was reported missing, a search uncovered his vehicle, which had left the road after the shooting.



Mr. Collins was survived by his wife and 5-month-old daughter.

Ingersoll had pleaded not guilty to all charges. He is being held without bond.


Ingersoll was prosecuted by State’s Attorney for Dorchester County William Jones. He has not yet been sentenced.