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Man with knife threatens LPD officers, faces felonies
Polk County Enterprise - July 2009
LIVINGSTON — A Livingston man faces two felony counts of aggravated assault of a police officer with a deadly weapon following a disturbance reported at a convenience store in the 2000 block of U.S. 190 West at about 8 p.m. Monday, according to Livingston Police Department spokesman Matt Parrish. Sgt. Ronnie Bogany was dispatched to the store shortly before 8 p.m., but the suspect involved in the disturbance left the store prior to Bogany’s arrival. He was located two blocks further down Hwy. 190 West by Bogany and Newman. Store employees had asked John Simmons, 30, of Livingston to leave the premises but he forced his way into the store, witnesses told police. There was a simple assault against the clerk. When officers located him he was uncooperative. He pulled a knife and threatened officers with it, however, they were able to talk Simmons into giving up the weapon. They placed him in handcuffs but he became physical with the officers and resisted every attempt to arrest him, according to Parrish. He was then placed in a patrol car and taken to LPD and later transferred to the Polk County Jail. Simmons has been charged with two counts of aggravated assault of a police officer with a deadly weapon, resisting arrest and criminal trespassing.