GREAT FALLS, S.C. — An accused killer on the run and a woman have been charged for the murder of her husband after investigators found his body Wednesday evening in Great Falls, South Carolina, authorities said.
On Friday, deputies charged Adrienne Simpson and 27-year-old Tyler Terry with 33-year-old Eugene Simpson’s murder. Law enforcement are still searching for Terry.
Adrienne Simpson was arrested after leading deputies on a high-speed chase Monday night in Chester County. During that chase, deputies said her passenger, 27-year-old Tyler Terry, fired shots at them, piercing the windshield of a patrol car.
The pursuit, which Chester County Sheriff Max Dorsey said spanned more than 20 miles, traveled along Highway 9 into Chester and from Highway 72 into York County. Simpson then turned onto Highway 901 and led police back to Chester County before crashing on Highway 9 between Sloan Road and Lewisville High School.
She was arrested at the scene, but deputies said Terry ran into the woods and is still on the loose.
Hundreds of officers have been searching across the area for days in hopes of arresting Terry, who is also connected to a murder and two shootings that took place earlier this month. Investigators have also linked him to two killings outside of St. Louis, Missouri.
The case took another twist Thursday morning as Chester County Coroner Terry Tinker confirmed that the body of Adrienne Simpson ’s husband, Eugene, was found the day before.
As deputies searched Wednesday evening, they said they were made aware that a body was found off Stroud Road near Old Richburg Road in Great Falls.
Tinker ruled the death a homicide but is awaiting autopsy results to determine the cause of death. Eugene Simpson was reported missing May 2.
Eugene’s death is the fourth murder Adrienne Simpson and Terry are both connected to, according to investigators.
“Crazy. Crazy. Ridiculous. We’re going through a lot right now,” said Eugene’s younger brother, Elijah Simpson.
Elijah told Channel 9 he saw Terry only once, a month ago, when he was sleeping in his car outside their house, and Eugene ran him off. He said Adrienne Simpson used to babysit him when he was little.
Eugene’s grandmother said he loved his two children and fishing. She said there’s no reason for any of this.
“He meant a whole lot to me, being a grandmother,” she said.
Adrienne Simpson will also be charged with failure to stop for blue lights in Monday’s chase. She has also been linked to the murders and shootings involving Terry, and is facing several charges for accessory after the fact in those cases.
Crime Stoppers has increased the reward to $2,000 for any information that leads to Terry’s arrest, and the FBI has added a $10,000 reward. Click here to leave an anonymous tip or call 888-CRIME-SC.
The sheriff wants to remind neighbors to be vigilant and protect themselves and their families.
“This subject has nothing to lose. He’s brought a lot of danger and destruction to this community and apparently to another state,” Sheriff Dorsey said.
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