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Henry County man wanted for shooting at occupied vehicle; $18K of drugs found in car

John Christopher Simmons

HENRY COUNTY – The Henry County Sheriff's Office is looking for a man who shot at occupied vehicle Saturday.

At around 11:34 AM, deputies responded to a call of a vehicle being shot into in the 5200 block of Chatham Road.

Authorities say John Christopher Simmons, 34, fired multiple shots at an occupied vehicle following an argument.

The sheriff's office says once Simmons saw deputies, he fled into a wooded area. 

Deputies located the vehicle that was driven by Simmons on Lakewood Park Drive.

A search of his vehicle yielded:

  • four handguns

  • 3.5 ounces of suspected cocaine

  • 2.85 ounces of suspected heroin

  • 2.5 ounces of methamphetamine

  • $7,000

According to the sheriff's office, the approximate street value of the seized drugs is $18,000. 

John Simmons is currently wanted on 13 felony warrants and one misdemeanor warrant.

  • Shooting into an occupied vehicle, 10 counts

  • Possession of a firearm by a violent convicted felon

  • Felony destruction of property

  • Possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute

  • Reckless handling of a firearm (misdemeanor)

No one was injured in the incident.

Anyone having information regarding this incident or the whereabouts of Simmons is asked to contact the sheriff’s office at 276-638-8751 or Crimestoppers at 276-632-7463. The Crimestoppers Program offers rewards up to $2500 for information related to crime. The nature of the crime and the substance of the information determine the amount of reward paid.

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