Robbery suspect who shot at police in Monticello Village sentenced to 49 years

July 31, 2010
Jervod Simmons

Jervod Simmons

According to the Virginian-Pilot, Jervod Contae Simmons plead guilty to attempted capital murder in February and was sentenced on Friday to 49 years in prison for shooting at a police officer in Monticello Village.

[The police officer] spotted Simmons in the parking lot of an apartment building in the 500 block of Ashlawn Drive. Simmons ignored several orders to stop and get on the ground, according to the court record.

Simmons ran around a corner, stopped, and turned his weapon on [the police officer].

Simmons was captured that night in an apartment in the 500 block of East Little Creek Road.

See also:
Robbery suspect shoots at police in Monticello Village (September 28, 2009)
Jervod Contae Simmons charged with attempted murder (October 1, 2009)

Jervod Contae Simmons charged with attempted murder

October 1, 2009

The Virginian-Pilot is providing an update to a story we previously reported on here.

Police have identified a 22-year-old man as the one accused of firing shots at officers Monday night while they were searching for a robbery suspect at an apartment complex on Ashlawn Drive.

They arrested Jervod Contae Simmons within minutes of the shooting on nearby East Little Creek Road, and charged him with attempted capital murder, use of a firearm in a felony, and possession of a firearm by a felon, said Master Police Officer Chris Amos, a department spokesman.

The above info can be found on the newspaper’s website here and here.

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