Fugitive armed robbery suspect described as an ‘extremely dangerous’ fugitive, was arrested after six days on the run following four random killings in two states as part of ‘modern-day Bonnie and Clyde’ duo
Tyler Donnet Terry, 26, had been on the run since fleeing officers on May 17, before he was arrested in Chester County, SC after leading officers on a high speed 30-mile chase that ended in a crash on Monday
Tyler escaped from a wreck into the woods while his accomplice, Adrienne Simpson, 34, was arrested
Viral photo of Terry’s arrest by Chester County Sheriffs shows the suspect sitting in the back of a police pick-up in a ripped brown shirt while smirking
During their crime spree the suspects allegedly killed a transman, Thomas Hardin in SC on May 2, before two seperate shootings on May 15, killed Dr. Sergei Zacharev and Barbara Goodkin, 70, in St. Louis, Missouri
Cops found the body of the fourth victim, Simpson’s husband, Eugene Simpson, 33, in a South Carolina ditch on Thursday. His death has been ruled a homicide
Tyler Terry is facing two counts of murder In South Carolina, as well as two counts of attempted murder, for shooting at deputies. He is also facing two further counts of murder in Missouri
A viral photograph of a fugitive robbery suspect described by law enforcement as ‘extremely dangerous,’ shows fugitive the 26-year-old man, moments after being arrested in South Carolina on Monday. Tyler Donnet Terry had been on the run for six days following four random killings in two states as part of a ‘modern-day Bonnie and Clyde’ duo.
The photographs show Terry, 26, sitting in the back of a police pick-up in a ripped brown shirt and with his hands cuffed behind his back. The fugitive has mud-covered pants and is smirking while turning his face away from the camera.
Terry, who is also seen in a second photo standing up while talking to police, had been on the run since last Monday when he fled a car wreck after firing shots at officers.
Police bring in Tyler Terry after his capture
His accomplice, Adrienne Simpson, 34, was taken into custody, but he had remained at large, prompting a frenzied search involving 300 officers equipped with dogs, helicopters and drones.
After six days hunting Terry, police finally tracked him down and he was arrested on Monday morning, according to the Chester County Sheriff’s Office. No shots were fired during the arrest and there were no injuries.
Terry has been linked to a May 2 killing and a second murder in South Carolina, two killings outside of St. Louis, Missouri, on Saturday and two additional shootings in recent weeks.
Terry had evaded police since he came back to South Carolina and opened fire at officers during a 30 mile, high-speed police chase that ended when their car crashed on Highway 9 last Monday.
The pair allegedly shot at least five people during their crime spree, killing four. One shooting victim survived, but only because his cell phone in his breast pocket stopped the bullet. Stanley Goodkin survived but his wife Barbara Goodkin was killed.
Adrienne Simpson, 34, who has been identified as Terry’s accomplice during the deadly string of robberies which claimed at least four victims across South Carolina and Missouri, was taken into custody when the vehicle the pair were travelling in crashed during a high speed chase near Lewisville.
Adrienne Simpson was immediately arrested while while Terry escaped on foot, sparking a manhunt across Chester and York Counties.
‘This modern-day version of Bonnie and Clyde do several violent crimes in South Carolina and travel across the country. What they did between South Carolina and Missouri we don’t know yet. That’s a part of what they are going to be checking on, and obviously, South Carolina and every state in between,’ an investigator with St. Louis Police said.
On Sunday afternoon, officers were actively pursuing Terry in a wooded area near Highway 9 and Richburg Road . He ran off there after being spotted and chased by an officer, local news outlets reported.
‘We are confident Terry is within our perimeter,’ Chester County Sheriff Max Dorsey said on Twitter around 7.40 p.m. ‘Our perimeter has become thicker and is layered. We are sending teams inside in attempts to find him and force him out.’
It was the fourth confirmed sighting of Terry since he fired shots at police during a high-speed chase May 17.
Prior to Terry’s arrest, the sheriff had advised residents to stay inside, lock their doors, secure firearms and report suspicious activity in their outbuildings, crawlspaces and trash bins.
He described the fugitive as ‘the most violent man I’ve ever heard of.’ Authorities had also appealed to people to check on loved ones living in the area, and to let them know about any vacant vacation homes for them to check out.
Terry is accused of fatally shooting 35-year-old Thomas Hardin, who identifies as female, on May 2 in York, South Carolina. Police said Terry and Hardin knew each other but don’t have a motive for his killing. Simpson was allegedly Terry’s getaway driver after that shooting.
The pair are said to have fled about 700 miles to Brentwood, Missouri, a suburb of St. Louis, where the pair is accused of shooting three random people during suspected robberies on May 15.
Terry had evaded police since he came back to South Carolina and opened fire at officers during a 30 mile, high-speed police chase that ended when their car crashed on Highway 9 last Monday. Prior to that, the last sighting of
Terry was in a Chester County, South Carolina business’s surveillance footage on Thursday.
A gun was found either on Terry or it was laying close to him, as he was taken into custody around mid-morning Monday, a Sheriff’s spokesman said.
Police in St. Louis County, Missouri also accused Terry of speeding away from two deadly shootings in St. Louis – that killed Barbara Goodkin and Dr. Sergei Zacharev. The crimes in St. Louis happened on Saturday night, May 15, prompting more than three dozen investigators to work around the clock to find the killers.
Authorities said they are also working to link Terry and Simpson to other violent crimes in the area.
In a related development, cops said last Thursday that a body found in Chester County had been identified as Eugene O’Brien Simpson, 33, the husband of Terry’s co-conspirator, Adrienne Simpson. On Wednesday, the body of Simpon’s husband, Eugene ‘Geno’ Simpson, was found in a ditch in Great Falls, South Carolina. Geno Simpson had been missing since May 2, his death has been ruled a homicide.
The first break in the case came when ballistics in both murders in St Louis, matched up. The victims were a St. Louis doctor who was gunned down leaving a suburban restaurant. An hour before, an elderly couple had been targeted as they drove home from a night out. The husband injured by the gunfire, his 70-year-old wife dead.
Surveillance video was recovered and led police to a silver SUV used in both crimes.
Investigators tracked the suspects to a St. Louis area hotel. The suspects were gone by the time police arrived at their hotel, driving back towards the Carolinas where the manhunt began.
A day later, the suspects were spotted in Chester County and led cops on a car chase that exceeded 100mph and spanned 20 to 30 miles. Multiple saw shots fired from their car, but no one was hit, Dorsey said.
After the car crashed, Simpson was arrested, but Terry ran into the woods. He was seen on nearby business’s surveillance footage Thursday, where police said he stole a gun and other items.
Tyler Terry is facing two counts of murder In South Carolina, as well as two counts of attempted murder, for shooting at deputies. He is also facing two further counts of murder in Missouri.