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Country Club Hills Woman Charged with Aggravated Assault

TimStrong Squad 204 police pfpd. A Country Club Hills woman was charged with aggravated assault.
The #TimStrong Squad 204 of the Park Forest Police Department. (Photo: Gary Kopycinski)

Park Forest, IL-(ENEWSPF)- A Country Club Hills woman was charged with aggravated assault after police were dispatched to the 300 block of Wildwood Drive on July 1 to investigate a report of aggravated assault.

Autumn L. Simmons, 25, 4411 Gatling Blvd. #414, Country Club Hills, was arrested on July 1 and charged with one misdemeanor count of aggravated assault (Class A). Police were dispatched at 6:23 PM.

The complainant alleged to police that Ms. Simmons attempted to run him over, according to police. Ms. Simmons allegedly fled the area prior to police arrival, according to the report.

According to police, the complainant and Ms. Simmons met a week prior at a liquor store in Flossmoor. On June 30, 2021, Ms. Simmons contacted the complainant saying she locked her keys inside her car while she was at school in Blue Island. The complainant permitted Ms. Simmons to wait inside of his vehicle while he was attempting to unlock her car, according to police.

The complainant noted that Ms. Simmons had some paperwork with her when she went and sat inside his car, according to police.

The complainant was able to gain entry into Ms. Simmons vehicle. When she got back into her car she forgot to take her paperwork with her from the complainant’s, according to police. Ms. Simmons called the complainant on July 1, 2021, and demanded that he return her paperwork, according to police. The complainant told Ms. Simmons to come get her paperwork at his home in Park Forest, according to police.

Ms. Simmons allegedly told the complainant that she thought he lived in Flossmoor and not Park Forest, which made her upset, according to police. When Ms. Simmons arrived in her vehicle, the complainant approached the front passenger side of her car, returned her paperwork to her, and, afterwards, Ms. Simmons allegedly attempted to run over the complainant with her car, according to police.

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