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Woman Wanted By Police Is Arrested After Being Assaulted

OAKHURST – A San Diego woman, who is known to spend time in both Wawona and Oakhurst, is behind bars facing assault charges, but not before being assaulted herself.

Rebecca Renee Simmons, 46, was taken into custody this morning at Community Regional Medical Center in Fresno.

She was rescued from inside a structure at a mini storage facility located on Winding Way in Oakhurst at around 1:30 a.m. this morning.

According to reports, she had suffered a laceration to her face from a pitchfork. Her assailant has been identified as Dennis Lloyd Gandy of Oakhurst. The two are familiar with each other, according to the Sheriff’s Office.

Dennis Lloyd Gandy Booking photo taken July 2013Gandy is about 5 feet 6 inches tall and weighs 165 pounds. He has short brown hair and blue eyes. This booking photo was taken in 2013.

Gandy is wanted for assault with a deadly weapon and battery.

Anyone with information on his whereabouts is urged to call either the Madera County Sheriff’s Office at 559-675-7770 or CRIME STOPPERS at 559-498-STOP.

Rebecca SimmonsAs for Simmons, she was wanted in connection with the stabbing of a woman last month during an argument over a car in Oakhurst.

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