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Man to finish sentence after resisting yet another arrest
by Debbie Lurie-Smith
Jul 17, 2014 | 2138 views | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend | print
A probation violation that included the obstruction of a Gray Police officer sent a probationer back to prison to finish his 20-year sentence.

Albert Simmons, 52, was in Jones County Superior Court July 10 to answer for his most recent probation violation that took place July 5.

His new charges include driving on roadways laned for traffic, fleeing or attempting to elude police officer, obstruction or hindering law enforcement officers, VGCSA possession of marijuana, and VGCSA possession of cocaine with intent to distribute.

The balance of Simmons’ probation, which has the end date of July 14, 2016, was revoked to state penal system. The revocation did not address the new charges.

Assistant District Attorney Dawn Baskin told the court that Simmons’ original arrest took place Aug. 26, 1996, for 21 counts for the sale of cocaine.

According to the Georgia Department of Corrections website, Simmons had at least seven probation violations before the July 5 incident. Those charges include aggravated stalking, family violence battery, obstruction, possession of marijuana, and possession of narcotics.

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