A Duplin County man was arrested and charged with a felony and several misdemeanors after threatening local law enforcement.
According a report from the Yadkin County Sheriff’s Office, deputies responded on Jan. 12 to call on Rudy Road in Yadkinville regarding an out of control person. The caller told officers that a subject who was staying at the residence had gotten mad and threatened to kill as many cops as he could. The subject was armed with a knife and a machete.
Upon arriving on the scene, deputies were able to locate the subject, Robert Elvis Simmons Jr., 33, of Wallace, who was hiding under an outbuilding. After a brief struggle at the scene and at the court house, Simmons was charged with one felony charge of assault with physical injury to a law enforcement officer, one count of misdemeanor injury to personal property, two counts of misdemeanor communicating threats, two counts of misdemeanor resisting a public officer and one count of carrying a concealed weapon. Simmons also had an order for arrest served on him from Duplin County.
He was given a secured $25,000 bond with a court date on Jan. 13.