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Simmons Placed Under Arrest After Welfare Check goes Awry

25-year-old Shane Simmons is behind bars again after a welfare check allegedly turned violent.  Carmi EMS workers Adam Allen and Alan Wurst were called to see about Simmons on East Cherry just before 5pm Thursday.  Simmons was subsequently arrested after authorities say he threatened bodily harm on the two men.  He’s facing charges of Aggravated Battery and Assault along with Resisting a Peace Officer.  He’s currently behind bars at the White County Jail.  The battery and assault charges are being filed as felonies.  Simmons was in trouble earlier this year pleading guilty to Disorderly Conduct after an incident in August.  He had been placed on 2 years of probation, ordered to pay a fine and sent for medical/mental treatment.

  1. Outlaw
    December 22, 2023 at 1:48 pm

    I’m not a big supporter of enabling anyone but this young man needs help. I see him around town often and try to get him food, water etc, but he needs more help than that. Are there any resources locally that could a**ist him? It’s actually a sad deal. Bless his heart.

  2. Emm
    December 23, 2023 at 4:30 am

    You’re a very kind person Outlaw. The mental health system is broken. The revolving door of rehab, usually 30 days cannot cure mental health and drug addiction. In many other countries it’s 9 months on average to retrain the brain. I am disheartened by what I see vs what could be.

  3. Kathy Buchanan
    Kathy Buchanan
    December 23, 2023 at 11:27 am

    Love u Shane !! Be safe !! I’m not to chicken to post my real name!! Your a great young man who needs some help 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻

    • Mary Haley
      Mary Haley
      December 28, 2023 at 8:29 pm

      I just love you. I know you are praying for him.

  4. David Campbell
    David Campbell
    December 23, 2023 at 11:53 am

    This is the same soul that walks around town openly talking to himself right? So obviously he needs help and could be unstable right? May say something off color to a Police in Officer even… Right? Yeah put him in jail. Disgusting 🤮

  5. Billy bad
    Billy bad
    December 24, 2023 at 2:10 pm

    If you feel so sorry for him then let him live in your house. I’ll bet you won’t spend your money rehabilitating him either. You’d rather complain about law enforcement doing their job. And that’s putting the nuts away from society. You pompous ace put your money where your big mouth is.

  6. Emm
    December 25, 2023 at 10:29 am

    The replies here are encouraging. Even though I don’t know this young man personally, my heart aches for him. However, I am encouraged by the community support, which can make a huge difference in the outcome. Thank you for your open mindedness, forward thinking, empathy and compassion.

  7. Chris Hertzing
    Chris Hertzing
    December 26, 2023 at 11:47 am

    Pretty sad people bash this young man. He is my sons age. He has issues I know. But is jail a place for him? Billy Bad maybe you should have more compassion for people. Maybe you might find yourself or a family member in the situation one of these days.

    • Just me
      Just me
      December 30, 2023 at 5:50 pm

      Good for you Chris Hertzing !!! People such as Biily Bad should be careful, what goes around comes around and he may someday have to eat his words

  8. Danny joe simmons
    Danny joe simmons
    December 26, 2023 at 5:20 pm

    This is my nephew , no one knows what he has and is going thru , yes he needs help , and the help he did receive failed , no one knows what this does to a family , hopefully the court system will get some real help , mom always said if you can’t say something nice , just don’t say nothing ,

    • Jan Cleveland
      Jan Cleveland
      February 2, 2024 at 7:45 am

      Yes. He needs help.

  9. n
    December 27, 2023 at 10:23 pm

    This Here is BEYOND SAD🙏🏻 I saw this Young MAN sitting in the Middle of town, and I just Wanted to go to HIM, and just Sit Down and Talk to him, but I didn’t know how he would Respond to me. Sometimes a Person just Needs that Right One, to talk and Understand him. It’s Obvious he Needs Alot of Mental Help, NOT JAIL🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻 From what I have Witnessed he’s a TICKING TIME BOMB MENTALLY💔💔🙏🏻🙏🏻 I do RECOVERY AND FROM THAT I HAVE LEARNED BEYOND MEASURES THAT, EVERYONE HAS A PURPOSE IN LIFE, AND IS NEEDED EVEN THOUGH HE DONT FEEL THAT WAY. It’s Free to BE KIND, and as you See we Never know what Others are going through.I. Life, and HOLIDAYS WILL TRIGGER SOMEONE TO DO A PERMANENT SOLUTION, FOR A TEMPORARY PROBLEM🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻 GET this Young Kid MENTAL HELP, AWAY FROM CARMI, AND LET HIM HAVE A CHANCE IN LIFE, BEING IN CARMI ISNT GOING TO HELP HIM. My Son is the same Age, he left here got The Help he NEEDED, AND IS NOW SOBER, WORKING, GOING TO MEETINGS AND PAYS TO LIVE IN A HALFWAY HOUSE, AND I knew it was a Matter of Time, before We were Facing his Death. I couldn’t handle that, I would of went with him.I lost ALL HOPE OF RECOVERY FOR HIM, but Not Today SO Please Send this Young MAN to A Good Rehab AND RECOVERY and just MAYBE THERES A CHANCE FOR HIM. I will Say a PRAYER FOR HIM TONIGHT AND EVERYNIGHT UNTIL HE IS WHERE HE NEEDS TO BE TO GET HIMSELF TOGETHER, but Sitting in Jail isn’t Going To Help Him MENTALLY OR EMOTIONALLY GOD BLESS YOU SHANE YOUR IN MY THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS🙏🏻❤️ Also the 1 Only POSTIVE FACT IS IN JAIL, HES GOT A BED, FOOD, HEAT, AND NOT OUT WALKING THE STREETS ALL NIGHT IN THE COLD SO SAD HE CAN CHANGE IF YOU GIVE HIM THAT CHANCE🙏🏻🙏🏻❤️❤️ AMEN SHANE GOD BLESS YOU🙏🏻❤️🙏🏻❤️🙏🏻❤️🙏🏻❤️🙏🏻❤️🙏🏻❤️🙏🏻❤️ HUGS AND LOVE ALWAYS💥💥💥💥💥💥💥💥

    • Bishop Belford
      Bishop Belford
      February 3, 2024 at 7:07 pm

      They do not help the young people they can put them in jail but can’t get them mental help they don’t put all the young people in jail where I came from they send them to places to get help just a want to b showing authority he has to answer to God just like we do


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