James Simpson

CONYERS — A Covington man who allegedly shot three people inside a Rockdale County nightclub is facing multiple charges of aggravated assault.

According to the Rockdale County Sheriff’s Office, James Simpson, 28, got into a fight with one of the shooting victims at about 10:30 p.m. Sunday at Sudo’s Bar and Grill on Salem Road and began firing a gun. An off-duty sheriff’s deputy who was working security at the club was able to take Simpson into custody

Three people sustained non-life-threatening injuries and were taken to area hospitals.

Simpson has been charged with three counts of aggravated assault, reckless conduct, and possession of firearm or knife during commission of or attempt to commit certain crimes or felonies.

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I have been editor of the Rockdale Citizen since 1996 and editor of the Newton Citizen since it began publication in 2004. I am also currently executive editor of the Clayton News Daily, Henry Daily Herald and Jackson Progress-Argus.

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