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Man headed to trial for stabbing clerk in gas station robbery

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A Duncannon man is headed to trial on attempted homicide and other charges related to the stabbing of a gas station clerk during a robbery near Carlisle last week.

Anthony G. Simmons, 27, waived his preliminary hearing before a district judge Monday and allowed all counts against him to proceed to Cumberland County Court.

His formal arraignment was set for Nov. 14.

In addition to attempted homicide, Simmons has been charged with aggravated assault, robbery, and attempted theft for the September 9 incident at the Gulf gas station in the 1200 block of Harrisburg Pike.

Middlesex Township police said Simmons demanded money when he came in the door and, when the clerk did not open the register, he tried to reach the cash drawer, then jumped over the counter and cut the clerk's neck with a knife.

He fled with no money when he was unable to open the register drawer, police said.

The clerk was alone in the store and managed to get into a back room where he locked himself in and called 911, police said.

Police said the knife left a three-inch wound from the left side of his neck to the center, and just missed vital arteries and organs. He was treated at a hospital for his injuries.

Simmons was returned to Cumberland County Prison after the hearing. His bail is set at $150,000.


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