Man charged in fatal hit and run from September waives bond

Carlos Reynard Simmons

A North Charleston man charged in a fatal hit-and-run crash in September waived his bond hearing Wednesday, according to court officials.

Carlos Reynard Simmons, 35, of Nellview Drive in North Charleston, was arrested Jan. 27 in DeKalb County, Ga. He is being held without bail at the Charleston County jail on a charge of hit and run involving an accident with death.

Sharline Andrea James, 44, was hit by a car at King and Simons streets about 11:30 p.m. Sept. 19. She died of her injuries in January.

Officers found a headlight bezel at the scene and investigators later were alerted to a 2014 blue Dodge Challenger with damage that was owned by Simmons, according to Charleston Police Department spokesman Charles Francis.

Fiber samples from the damaged area of the hood of the car were sent to the State Law Enforcement Division for analysis. The fibers matched the victim’s shirt and hair weave, according to SLED.

Simmons has had several previous arrests in Charleston County. He was charged with receiving stolen goods in December 2011, assault of a high and aggravated nature in April 2009 and first-degree burglary and manufacture with intent to distribute in June 2008, according to jail records.

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