Around 8pm on Thursday, August 18, 2016, High Point Police responded to 214 Irbywood Dr. in regard to a shooting. On arrival, officers found Randy Simmons, 53, of High Point with a gunshot wound to his left arm and torso. Simmons was transported to UNC Health Systems in High Point, then airlifted to Baptist Hospital in Winston-Salem.
Officers also found the suspect, Fennell Spikes, 55, near the scene. Spikes lives at 209 Irbywood Dr. Spikes was arrested at the scene and a handgun was recovered pursuant to a Search Warrant at Spikes' residence. Spikes has been charged with Attempted Murder, Assault with a Deadly Weapon with Intent to Kill Inflicting Serious Injury, and Possession of a Firearm by a Felon. Spikes was jailed on a $1 million bond.
Spikes shot Simmons in front of Simmons' residence at 214 Irbywood Dr. after an argument that had occurred during the day. Spikes left Simmons' property and returned with a firearm. After another argument in Simmons' front yard, Spikes fired one shot from a handgun, striking Simmons.
Spikes is a convicted Felon who has convictions involving illegal drugs and firearms. In October 2004, Spikes was notified as a Chronic Violent Offender. During this notification, Spikes received a message from community members and the High Point Community Against Violence urging Spikes to stop violent acts and offering assistance. Also, during this notification, Spikes was told by local, state and federal law enforcement officers that any future acts of violence would be met with swift and certain consequences. The process described to each notified offender at these notifications is currently being conducted.
High Point Police Detectives are still investigating the incident. Anyone with information is asked to call Crimestoppers at 336-889-4000, or text 'Cashtips' to 274637.