BURNETT COUNTY -- Burnett County Sheriff's Office responded to a report on July 28, 2017, on North Giles Road regarding a man who had firearms and allegedly was threatening to shoot others.
According to the criminal complaint, Aaron Simmons, of Grantsburg, WI, went to a resident on North Giles Road. The caller told law enforcement that Simmons came into the house and knocked stuff off the walls, throwing a “hissy fit.” Simmons allegedly grabbed a .22 caliber rifle and a .22 caliber revolver and threatened to shoot someone identified only by their initials in the criminal complaint.
Simmons also reportedly threatened to drive a truck through the house, blow up the house, and start the house on fire.
When law enforcement located Simmons on Phantom Lake Road, the criminal complaint states that Simmons fled into the woods. While searching Simmon's vehicle, officers found a loaded firearm, and nearly 8 grams of marijuana in small baggies.
Officers also located a ziplock baggie containing numerous new “gem” baggies as well as multiple empty “gem” baggies on the seat and floor of the vehicle. A gold colored metal pipe which had burnt marijuana residue inside was also found inside the vehicle.
When officers reviewed Simmon's prior record, it was determined that he had previously been convicted of a felony, making it illegal for him to possess a firearm.
Simmons has been charged with Class G Felony Possession of a Firearm by a Felon, Class I Felony Possession with Intent to Deliver Marijuana, Misdemeanor Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Misdemeanor Domestic Abuse Disorderly Conduct with Use of a Dangerous Weapon, and Misdemeanor Obstructing a Officer.
On August 23, 2017 the court placed Simmons on a $400.00 cash bail bond with conditions that he maintain absolute sobriety and that he is not allowed to see his children or their mother without approval from Health and Human Services.
Pursuant to the direction of the Wisconsin Supreme Court, as found in Supreme Court Rule 20:3.6, Trial Publicly, you are advised that a charge is merely an accusation and that a defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.