Two men have been indicted by the 18th Judicial District Grand Jury in a hit-and-run crash on C-470 in which shots were fired.
Anas Giornazi was indicted on one count of perjury, one count of leaving the scene of the accident and one count of careless driving.
Marc Simmons was indicted on one count of illegal discharge of a firearm and one count of reckless endangerment.
The indictment alleges Giornazi was driving through a construction zone eastbound on C-470 near Quebec Street in Douglas County on May 3, 2019. Giornazi’s car hit a construction vehicle and he failed to stop.
Simmons and another driver followed Giornazi’s vehicle and boxed it in on the highway. The indictment alleges Simmons got out of his vehicle with a gun and fired bullets into Giornazi’s car.
Giornazi drove away. Simmons and the other driver both pulled off the highway and contacted law enforcement.
Investigators located Giornazi’s vehicle later that month.
The indictment alleges Giornazi lied to the grand jury when asked how his vehicle came to have bullet holes in it.
Criminal charges are merely a formal accusation that an individual has committed a crime. A defendant is presumed innocent unless proven guilty.