According to Taylorsville Police a man driving a pickup truck struck the woman’s vehicle at The Murphy USA station on Highway 16 South and ran over the female. She was airlifted to Carolinas Regional Medical Center in Charlotte.
54 year old Bobby Gene Simmons of Taylorsville faces a long list of charges including assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury, carrying a concealed weapon, and driving while impaired. The pickup driven by Simmons stopped when it struck a tree located in a median adjacent to The Taylorsville WalMart. Simmons tried to flee on foot but was detained by 3 citizens.
Simmons is being held in the Alexander County Detention Center under a $200,000 secured bond.
Officers from the Alexander County Sheriff’s Office, The North Carolina Highway Patrol, Alexander County EMS, Alexander County Rescue, and Taylorville Fire Department all responded to the scene as well.