Kidnap & Assault Alleged

    A woman came to Clinton Public Safety yesterday morning reporting she had been assaulted the night before after picking her husband up from a location on Blakely Road. Reportedly angry at her being late picking him up, he had allegedly struck her in the face, chest and back repeatedly. He also allegedly took her to her residence on Tandy Way against her will and held her there, taking her phone and vehicle keys. Sheriff’s Deputy Justin Yarbrough was called in to investigate. The woman was taken to the hospital to be treated for her injuries. Warrants were obtained and the subject was arrested at 111-A North Bell Street, Clinton. 39-year-old Thomas Jefferson Simmons Jr. was booked with the North Bell Street address and was charged with Kidnapping and with Criminal Domestic Violence of a High and Aggravated Nature. Deputy Yarbrough states in the arrest warrants that on April 22nd Simmons did knowingly and willfully cause injury to a member of his household, that he held her against her will and caused a reasonable fear of imminent serious bodily injury, the act being aggravated in that he repeatedly struck the victim. He allegedly seized, confined, kidnapped or abducted the victim. Thomas J. Simmons Jr. was being held in the Johnson Detention Center overnight, pending a bond hearing on the charges.