Firearms offenses for man following an investigation into a Rehoboth Beach assault

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Police say Simms produced a firearm and fired one round towards the victim, but the victim was not struck.

REHOBOTH BEACH (DE) BY DIGITAL STAFF: Delaware State Police say they have arrested a 40-Year-Old Rehoboth Beach man for firearms offenses following an investigation into an assault that occurred in the Rehoboth Beach area on Monday morning.

Police Photo | Alan Simms

Just after Midnight on Monday July 4, 2022, police  were alerted to an assault that had just occurred in the parking lot of the YMCA located at 20080 Church Street.

Troopers arrived where they began to investigate the incident. According to police, an ensuing investigation revealed that the 40-year-old male victim had been arguing with acquaintance Allan Simms in the parking lot. During the confrontation, Simms began striking the victim, causing minor injury.

After the initial fight, police said Simms departed from the area only to return a short time later. That’s when police say Simms produced a firearm and fired one round towards the victim, but the victim was not struck.

Simms fled from the area in a dark blue Dodge Caliber police said, which was located unoccupied by troopers in the nearby Burton Village apartment complex. A subsequent search of the Caliber led to the discovery of a rifle round casing, and a computer checks of Simms revealed that he is a convicted felon prohibited from possessing a firearm.

No other subjects were injured in this incident, and the male victim did not require emergency medical attention. Simms responded to Troop 7 on his own volition, and he was charged with Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Felony (Felony), Possession of a Firearm by a Person Prohibited (Felony), Reckless Endangering First Degree (Felony), and Assault Third Degree

Simms was arraigned by Justice of the Peace Court # 3 and committed to Sussex Correctional Institution on $66,000 cash bond.


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