Taylorsville Police arrested 56 year old Bobby Gene Simmons last September 29th after a bizarre incident at a gas station on Highway 16 South. Simmons is charged with driving a pickup truck and striking a woman who sustained serious injuries while pumping gas. Surveillance video captured the crash at the Murphy USA Station. Simmons 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 had been held in The Alexander County Detention Center on a $200,000 secured bond since his arrest. He was released December 21st.