Last Thursday, 54 year olf Bobby Gene Simmons of Taylorsville was arrested by Taylorsville Police following a bizarre incident at a gas station in town. Video shows a pickup truck driven by Simmons crashing into a woman pumping gas. The woman sustained severe injuries and is still hospitalized.
Simmons, after striking the woman and her vehicle crashed into a median and a tree. He attempted to flee on foot but was detained by 3 citizens.
Among the charges filed against Simmons, assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury, felony hit and run, and driving while impaired. Simmons has admitted to being under the influence of drugs according to reports. He remains in the Alexander County Detention Center under a $200,000 secured bond.