Who are Tyler Terry and Adrienne Simpson? South Carolina duo on murder spree fired at cops amid high-speed chase
On May 21, police alleged that the duo was involved in two deadly shootings in Brentwood and University City
ST LOUIS, MISSOURI: Poice suspects that South Carolina natives, Tyler Terry and Adrienne Simpson, are responsible for two murders in St Louis County, Missouri. Police have taken Simpson into custody while Terry is still absconding. A manhunt is on for him.
On May 21, police alleged that the duo was involved in two deadly shootings in Brentwood and University City. Adrienne's husband, Eugene Simpson, was found murdered in a ditch in South Carolina
Who are Tyler Terry and Adrienne Simpson?
Terry and Simpson are wanted criminals for a series of violent crimes in South Carolina, according to the investigators. They are also named in the murder of Simpson's husband, a high-speed car chase and firing at police. Police identified them as suspects in the murders of Zacharev and Goodkin with the help of several videos throughout St Louis County. Zacharev and Goodkin died in separate shootings about an hour apart in Brentwood and University City on the night of May 15. There is no evident connection between the two victims. "We're clear that robbery was the motive," said Brentwood Police Chief Joe Spiess.
How did police catch Tyler Terry and Adrienne Simpson
During a manhunt for a stolen license plate, police spotted a car with the same in South Carolina on the night of May 17. Simpson and Terry tried to get away when the police tried to pull over the vehicle. The police chase soon escalated into a shootout with the officers. Terry is accused of firing shots at Chester County Sheriff's Office deputies. While Simpson was arrested at the scene, Terry somehow escaped into a wooded area.
Chester County Sheriff's office has placed a reward of $1,000 on the whereabouts of Terry. "Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Tyler DonnettTerry is asked to contact Midlands Crimestoppers. A cash reward of up to a $1,000 is being offered for any tip that leads to an arrest. Anonymity is always guarantee," the Sheriff's office said.
Police said it's unclear what Terry and Simpson were doing in St Louis County. "We have absolutely no idea and we may not know. It could be random how they ended up here in Brentwood and University City. We don’t know. We may know at the end of the investigation, but we’re not there yet. One of the most difficult homicides to solve is when the victims and suspects don't know each other. And we have suspects who are not from this area," said Chief Spiess.
According to 5 On Your Side's sister station WCNC in South Carolina, Terry is accused of murdering Thomas Hardin in York, South Carolina, on May 2. A WCNC reporter shared that Hardin identified as a woman and was acquaintances with the perp. Police also believe that Terry fired shots on a street and at a Taco Bell in Chester, South Carolina on May 2.
South Carolina PD have obtained warrants for Terry for various charges including murder, attempted murder, possession of a weapon during a violent crime and burglary for the shooting death of Hardin and the shootout with police. Police also obtained a warrant for Adrienne Simpson for accessory for Hardin's murder.