LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — A man accused of challenging several groups of people on the Las Vegas Strip with a steak knife faced battery charges earlier this summer, which were later dropped, court records obtained by the I-Team showed.
Steven Simmons, 39, faces charges of disorderly conduct, carrying a concealed weapon without a permit and other charges stemming from his Saturday arrest.
Around 11 p.m. Saturday, Metro officers responded to a report of a person walking on Las Vegas Boulevard near Convention Center Drive who was yelling at people “in a fighting stance,” police said.
Police said they believed Simmons was challenging people to fights. Officers approached Simmons, who then became aggressive, they said.
Officers then located an 8-inch steak knife in his underwear and a small amount of methamphetamine, they said. Officers also found a screwdriver and pliers, which they said are commonly used in burglaries.
Metro police said Simmons is also a fugitive from another state, but information about which state and the charges were not provided.
Simmons was charged with three counts of battery with a deadly weapon in July, but prosecutors later dismissed the case. In April, he was charged with one count of burglary. A plea agreement was made for Simmons to admit guilt to an attempted burglary charge. He was due to be sentenced in September.