Deputies seize rifle, grenade from man firing shots in Rockingham Co.

Robert Simeon Barham

Robert Simeon Barham

EDEN, N.C. — Rockingham County deputies have seized a rifle and grenade from a man accused of firing gunshots at a home in Eden.

Robert Simeon Barham allegedly fired gunshots at 901 Moir Mill Road shortly before 9:30 p.m. Tuesday after getting into a fight with his sister’s boyfriend.

Deputies said they arrested the suspect shortly after responding to the incident. Authorities said deputies seized an SKS rifle and flack-style jacked with a grenade attached to it.

The Greensboro Police Department’s bomb squad determined that the grenade was non-functioning, according to deputies.

The suspect faces charges of assault with a deadly weapon and simple assault. He was placed in the Rockingham County Jail under a $2,500 secured bond and has court planned for July 9th.

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