HEMPHILL, Texas — The 18-year-old former Jasper High football player accused of sexual assault of a child has been released from jail.
The Sabine County Sheriff's Office confirmed that Terrien Collins was released on Thursday after posting bond.
His bond was set at a combined total of $100,000. Each charge was $50,000, according to the sheriff’s department.
Collins was charged with aggravated sexual assault of a child and unlawful restraint of a person under 17.
Collins posted a statement on his Facebook page after being released from jail:
"I would like to thank my community and all my family and friends that have my back I love y’all so much god you made me strong for a reason everything I have been through you have been with me 🙏🏾 I’m cried out I want everybody to know that I’m so thankful I promise I am I know I’m not in anything alone and I’ll never feel alone."
Collins was arrested Sunday May 10, after being in a car that was pulled over for a traffic stop. He was taken to the Hardin County Jail on two warrants from Sabine County, according to investigators.
Collins was also a signee for Texas A&M Commerce's football program.
He was released from a letter of intent Tuesday, according to a statement from Josh Manck, the senior associate director of athletics for strategic communications at Texas A&M Commerce.
"Lion Athletics is aware of the very serious charges brought against a young man who had signed a letter of intent to participate in intercollegiate athletics at Texas A&M University-Commerce. In light of the grave nature of these allegations, he has been released from his letter of intent, and the young man will not be a Lion student-athlete nor admitted to the institution this fall," Manck said in the statement.