Last updated: July 31. 2014 10:37PM - 1408 Views
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ROCKINGHAM — A man accused of selling drugs here is charged with a home invasion in Montgomery County, according to police and sheriff’s deputies.

Richmond County deputies and Rockingham police executed a search warrant at the Mill Road home of 34-year-old Travis Lee Simmons on Wednesday.

Simmons’ residence was a site of known drug activity, police say. Deputies add that Simmons was allegedly selling cocaine from his home.

Police say they found an undisclosed amount of marijuana that was separated and packaged for sale.

Simmons was arrested and charged with possession with intent to sell or deliver cocaine, selling or delivering cocaine, possession with intent to sell or deliver marijuana and two counts of maintaining a dwelling for a controlled substance.

Police said after checking for additional warrants, they discovered Simmons was wanted in connection with a break-in at an occupied home in neighboring Montgomery County.

There, he is facing charges of assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill, assault and battery and first degree burglary.

Simmons was jailed in Richmond County under a $60,000 secured bond.

According to court records, Simmons is already facing other felony charges in Montgomery County of possession of cocaine and violating his probation, in addition to a misdemeanor concealed weapon charge.

N.C. Department of Public Safety records show Simmons has prior convictions of possession of and selling a Schedule II controlled substance and possession of a firearm by a felon.

An alert on his online record identifies Simmons as a probation absconder.

Reach reporter William R. Toler at 910-817-2675.

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