The man charged with the death of an Iowa State student has a violent criminal history, according to court records.

Former Iowa State women's golfer Celia Barquin Arozamena's body was found at Coldwater Golf Links Monday morning after police responded to reports of an unattended golf bag. Police determined she had been assaulted and died as a result, according to a press release from the Ames Police Department.

Collin Daniel Richards, 22, was booked into Story County Jail just after 12 a.m. Tuesday for first-degree murder, a class "A" felony, according to the Story County Jail.


A mugshot of Collin Daniel Richards from his Sept. 17 arrest for the murder of ISU student Celia Barquin Arozamena. Richards is being held without bond at the Story County Jail.

Richards is being held without bail.

Among charges Richards has been convicted or plead guilty to are domestic abuse assault, first-degree harassment and third-degree attempted burglary.

Richards pleaded guilty to first offense first-degree domestic abuse assault in September 2015 from an incident that occurred on May 31, 2015. Richards was sentenced to a suspended sentence of 60 days in jail, one year of probation and $315 fine.

Richards pleaded guilty to first-degree harassment in January 2017. Richards was sentenced to completion of an anger management program, two years of probation, a 90-day suspended jail sentence and a $625 fine.

Richards pleaded guilty to third-degree attempted burglary and third-degree theft in January 2017 and was given a suspended sentence of two years in prison, two years of probation and a fine of $625.

Most recently, Richards pleaded guilty to public intoxication on July 2, 2018.

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