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Police: Felon with Councilman Travis Simms' Son Arrested

Travis Simms III, son of the former professional boxer and Common Council member of the same name, has been charged with possession of marijuana, an infraction, and the man in a car with him, a felon, was taken into custody.

Police said that on Friday found two small bags of marijuana on Travis Simms III, 25, of Stratford, who was convicted in both 2005 and 2008 on drug selling and possession charges on three different occasions, according to the Connecticut Judicial Branch website.

Larry Hamilton, 27, a Bridgeport resident, was driving a car on Water Street in South Norwalk in which Simms was a passenger, according to Norwalk police, who said they found Hamilton was wanted for failure to appear in court in Baltimore, MD.

Hamilton has been convicted in Connecticut on charges of sale and possession of narcotics, trespassing and violation of probation. In Maryland, he was convicted of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

A Baltimore prosecutor said Maryland would arrange to transport Hamilton there for prosecution on the charge of failure to appear in court, so he was held on a bond of $500,000, according to Norwalk police. The Baltimore prosecutor is requesting that Hamilton be held without bail, police said.

Norwalk police gave this account (an accusation not proven in court) of the matter:

At 6:30 p.m. on Friday, an officer on patrol on Water Street was behind a four-door Chevrolet Malibu with windows tinted so dark the officer couldn't see inside.

The officer stopped the motor vehicle and spoke with Hamilton, the driver, who was not wearing a seatbelt. In the passenger seat was Simms, who the officer saw stuffing something in his right shoe.

Simms was removed from the vehicle and told police he had marijuana in his shoe. Police found a vacuum-sealed bag. Norwalk Police K-9 Kai found a second, similar bag on a black jacket on the seat where Simms was sitting.

Simms was charged with less than half an ounce of marijuana, an infraction and, according to police, his first offense on that charge.

Hamilton was held as a fugitive from justice and, if he paid his $500,000 bond, was to appear in state Superior Court in Norwalk on Dec. 9. He was also charged with driving without wearing a seat belt and operating a motor vehicle without a driver's license.

Correction: A photo with this article identified a man arrested in Norwalk as Larry Hamilton, but that arrest photo was of a man in a separate, unrelated case.
Michele Ann Quick-Chaisson February 26, 2014 at 11:50 AM
SEEDS OF THE DEVIL SIMMS TWINS STRIKE AGAIN. FROM THE WOMAN THEY ACCUSED OF A HATE CRIME AND TRAVIS KNEW THIS AND HIS BROTHER INVOLVED HIS DAUGHTER INTO THE MATTER. THEY ARE NOTHING BUT TROUBLE AND NORWALK IS JUST PROTECTING THEM WHEN THE NEED TO GO TO PRISON. WAKE UP PEOPLE THEY ARE CORRUPT AND ONE IS YOUR COUNCILMAN. MICHELE CHAISSON WHO CHILDREN ARE GOOD PROFESSIONAL UPSTANDING CITIZENS WITH MORALS. WHO WAS REALLY THE VICTIMS. JUST TAKE A LOOK AT WHO IS IN THE NEWS FOR WRONG DOING , NOT US.

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