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Michael Jovi Simmons
Courtesy of Alexander County P2C website

Alexander County Man Charged After Allegedly Attempting To Flee From Police

36-year-old Michael Jovi Simmons of Taylorsville was arrested Monday (December 4) by Alexander County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with multiple offenses including felony possession of a firearm by a felon, misdemeanor resisting a public officer, and traffic offenses.

Alexander County Sheriff’s Officers were dispatched on Monday to serve arrest warrants for Simmons. He reportedly attempted to flee the scene when Deputies arrived but was quickly apprehended. Additional charges previously filed against Simmons include felony counts of probation violation and possession of methamphetamine along with misdemeanor counts of possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of marijuana paraphernalia.

Simmons is on probation as a result of convictions in Lincoln and Alexander County in August and November, 2021. He was convicted of felony attempted larceny in Lincoln County and misdemeanor counts of larceny and shoplifting in Alexander County. According to the North Carolina Department Of Adult Correction Offender Public Information website, Simmons has multiple convictions in Alexander and Lincoln Counties dating back to 2016.

Following Monday’s arrest, Simmons was placed in the Alexander County Detention Center under a secured bond of $52,500. He remained in jail as of earlier today (December 7) under that same bond amount. His next District Court appearance is set for January 2.

[Story courtesy of Rick Gilbert, WACB]