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New attorney enters appearance in gun store burglaries case

By THE HERALD-WHIG STAFF
Posted: Jun. 18, 2019 7:10 pm Updated: Jun. 19, 2019 8:11 am

QUINCY -- A Quincy man charged with burglarizing a Quincy gun store multiple times has a new attorney.

Court records show that Randy Prizy entered his appearance for Darion L. Simms, 19, who faces three counts of gunrunning, three counts of burglary and three counts of possession of a stolen firearm. He had previously been represented by Public Defender Chris Pratt.

Simms is set to return to court July 16 for a status hearing.

He pleaded not guilty to the charges in September after being indicted by an Adams County grand jury.

Simms was arrested July 18 after the Quincy Police Department said he was burglarizing Prevailing Arms, 510 S. Eighth.

The indictment accused Simms of burglarizing the business on June 10 and 27, and July 19, 2018, and stealing guns.

The gunrunning charges allege that he sold more than 20 guns. After a search warrant was served in the St. Louis area, police reportedly found one of the guns that was taken in a previous burglary.

Simms has been held in the Adams County Jail on $300,000 bond since his arrest.

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