Gun Drawn, Shots Fired, During Neighbors DisputeJanuary 5th, 2010 by Joe Burgess
According to Drew County Sheriff Mark Gober, deputies were dispatched to a disturbance call on January 1 at approximately 10: 15 pm at 119 North Cominto Road.
Deputies spoke to a resident of the address, who stated that he and a neighbor, Tony Simmons, had gotten into an argument. During the argument Simmons is alleged to have put a gun to the man’s neck. He reportedly asked Simmons to let him go home. Simmons released him, and then fired a shot into the air. The victim also states that Simmons later drove by his house and asked if he had called the law. Reportedly, the man stated “yes” and again Simmons fired three shots into the air and then drove to Monticello. Deputies advised Monticello Police Department to be on the lookout for Simmons.
Moments later, Monticello Police Department had located Simmons and taken him into custody. A search of Simmons’s home led to the recovery of a .380 handgun which later turned out to be stolen. Deputies also recovered a green leafy substance believed to be that of marijuana and a set of digital scales.
Simmons was placed in Drew County Detention Facility charged with aggravated assault, terroristic threatening-first degree, possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver, simultaneous possession of drugs and firearms, possession of firearm by certain persons, theft by receiving, possession of drug paraphernalia, and endangering the welfare. District Judge Ken Harper set his bond at $10,000.
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