(05/21/2008)
A 17-year-old Mt. Zion girl has been missing since May 9th, according to Sgt. Jeff Skidmore of the Grantsville Detachment of the WV State Police.

Andrea Simmons, who reportedly has disappeared from her home before, is thought to be with 27-year-old John Frederick Fisher, said police.

"We are asking the public's help in locating the girl," said Sgt. Skidmore.

Fisher, who has had an Arnoldsburg address, was arrested last year for the malicious wounding of his partner, with a second charge of contributing to the delinquency of a minor.

Fisher, according to a police report, unlawfully and feloniously injured his cohabiting partner, with whom he has a child, on September 17th, 2007.

"The defendant struck the victim multiple times in the eye, shoulder, arm, leg, upper and lower back," requiring medical treatment.

That incident occurred at a residence on Rt. 5 near Grantsville.

Sgt.Skidmore indicated in the criminal complaint that Fisher intended to maim, disfigure or disable the woman.

FISHER HAD EARLIER PROBLEM WITH MINOR GIRL

Fisher was also charged last year with contributing to the delinquency of a minor child, by then Deputy Sheriff Justin Metheney.

Police received a complaint on September 5 from a parent regarding her 16-year-old daughter. The complaint says the minor girl received a phone call from Fisher asking her to skip school.

The girl said that Fisher told her not to tell her mother, that he would pick her up at the intersection of Rt. 16 and Daniels Run.

The girl then accompanied the accused and another male, Matt Jeffrey, 24, to Speedy Mart to purchase beer, according to the complaint.

The girl told authorities they went to Cabin Ridge near Arnoldsburg to drink beer, the complaint said.


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