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Winchester man charged with two assaults

A Winchester man is facing assault and escape charges after allegedly hitting a juvenile family member Wednesday.

Dominic Taron Simmons, 35, of 19 Second St., was also served a warrant second-degree assault for allegedly hitting a man a couple weeks ago.

Winchester Police Chief Kevin Palmer said officers were called to Clark Regional Medical Center Wednesday afternoon, where an “underage family member” said Simmons had assaulted her.

The victim told police Simmons there was a physical altercation and that Simmons struck her, Palmer said.

Officers later located Simmons at his home, where he was arrested on an outstanding warrant for second-degree assault. The warrant, Palmer said, was issued by the county attorney’s office and alleged that Simmons “walked up and punched (the victim) in the face.”

Second-degree assault is a felony charge which includes causing physical injury with a weapon or instrument.

As officers were leading Simmons to the car, Palmer said he started to run.

“Between leaving the house and getting in the cruiser, Dominic broke and ran,” Palmer said.

Simmons, who was in handcuffs at the time, was recaptured by officers and taken to the Clark County Detention Center.

Simmons was charged with fourth-degree assault and third-degree assault by Winchester Police, and second-degree assault in the warrant. According to the jail, Simmons is being held on a $10,000 cash bond.

About Fred Petke

Fred Petke is a reporter for The Winchester Sun. His beats include cops, courts, fire, public records, city and county government and other news. To contact Fred, email fred.petke@winchestersun.com or call 859-759-0051.

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