Fuquay-Varina man indicted on murder charge

Ronnie Lee Simmons (Raleigh-Wake CCBI)

RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) — A Fuquay-Varina man charged in a stabbing attack that occurred Feb. 4 in Raleigh was indicted by a Wake County Grand Jury Monday, court documents show.

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The incident was reported just before 1 a.m. feb. 4 in the 2900 block of Boone Trail, Raleigh police said.

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When police arrived, they found 48-year-old Thomas Scotland Sr. with a stab wound to his abdomen.

Scotland was taken to WakeMed for treatment of serious injuries following the attack.

Ronnie Lee Simmons, 56, of Lark Street in Fuquay-Varina was originally charged with assault with a deadly weapon intent to kill/inflict serious injury. His charge was upgraded to murder after the victim died, police said.

On Monday, a Wake County Grand Jury indicted Simmons on that murder charge.

Police confirmed the stabbing was a domestic incident but wouldn’t confirm the relationship between the victim and suspect.

Simmons is being held in the Wake County Detention Center.

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