Inland Empire News
Voicemail lands Marine in jail for attacking girlfriend
MURRIETA, Calif. (KABC) -- An accidental voicemail landed a Marine from Murrieta behind bars. Investigators say it was recorded evidence of an attack that left his girlfriend with a fractured skull and amnesia.
The attack allegedly happened in a quiet Murrieta neighborhood. But the alleged victim didn't know what happened for nearly two months following a night out with friends.
According to a search warrant, the victim remembered going out with friends on the night of the incident, drinking three to four beers and receiving an angry text from her boyfriend, Anthony Rollins. She said she went home, but remembered very little until the next morning.
In the search warrant, Murrieta police detectives say the alleged victim returned home on the night of Nov. 30 around 11 p.m.
"The victim woke up the next day with a severe headache and could not stop throwing up. Anthony Rollins told the victim she was 'drunk' when she got home and fell down the stairs," the search warrant stated.
She called her mother, who is a registered nurse in Nebraska. She became concerned when she noticed her daughter's speech was slurred and urged her to go to the hospital to get checked out.
Court records revealed the victim was told she had skull fractures and bleeding in her brain, and was also suffering from amnesia as a result of her injuries.
She eventually ended up at Loma Linda University Medical Center in Murrieta during her recovery.
Two months later while listening to old voicemails, the alleged victim noticed she had a call from the night of the incident. On the chilling minute-and-26-second recording, investigators say the victim was heard crying and saying, "My face hurts."
Rollins, who the victim says has a black belt in martial arts, is also heard on the voicemail, according to the search warrant, saying, "You are not going to call the police. Stop crying. Don't fight. It's only going to get worse." The phone then disconnected, detectives said.
According to the search warrant, the victim told authorities that Rollins is a high ranking member of the Marines. He was arrested on Feb. 26 and is being held on $1 million bail. He is scheduled to appear in court on May 3.
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