Gunshot suspect arrested in Jackson County, Georgia

Posted: 10/15/2021 / 4:25 PM CDT
Updated: 10/15/2021 / 4:25 p.m. CDT

JACKSON COUNTY, Fla. (WMBB) – At around 6:30 p.m. on October 5, 2021, the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office (JCSO) responded to a call regarding the shooting of a person.

The JCSO contacted the victim and informed investigators that he had been deliberately shot
the leg of a male family member. The victim identified Anthony Simmons as a suspect and evidence
The people at the scene supported the victim’s statements.

Anthony Simmons

During a search of Simmons’ home, investigators confiscated several firearms to which he had direct access. Simmons fled the scene before law enforcement arrived and warrants were issued.

Simmons, a fugitive from justice, was arrested in Liberty County, Georgia and taken into custody without incident. He was charged with heavy battery with a lethal weapon and triple gun possession by a convicted felon.

Sheriff Edenfield would like to thank the community for their willingness to notify law enforcement agencies when a crime occurs, as well as the JCSO Patrol Division, JCSO Criminal Investigations Division, Florida Caribbean Regional Fugitive Task Force, U.S. Marshal’s Service, and Liberty County, Georgia ) Sheriff’s Office for her role in bringing suspects to justice.