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A southern couple who law enforcement has compared to Bonnie and Clyde has now been connected to a fifth murder that took place in Memphis during their alleged multi-state crime spree.
Adrienne Simpson, 34, and Tyler Terry, 27, were previously linked by investigators to two murders in South Carolina and two others in Missouri. Now, they have been linked to one in Tennessee.
“Both Terry and Simpson are suspects in a murder in Memphis,” a spokesperson for the Chester County Sheriff’s Office told Oxygen.com on Thursday morning. “This homicide occurred in the early morning hours of May 17 in Memphis."
No charges have been filed and police have not disclosed the murder victim’s name or any other details.
“While warrants for Terry and Simpson have not been obtained yet, we do believe Memphis PD will obtain warrants sometime in the future,” the Chester County Sheriff's Department spokesperson said.
Terry was captured late last month after police said more than 300 officers from cities, counties, state, and federal agencies initiated aggressive search operations of a highway following a week-long manhunt.
On the same day of the Memphis killing, Simpson was captured by investigators during a violent car chase. She had allegedly fired “multiple shots at sheriff’s deputies, striking at least two vehicles” during a high-speed chase as Terry sat in the passenger seat, according to a Chester County Sheriff's Department press release.
Eventually, the car crashed near a high school and Simpson was taken into custody. Terry, meanwhile, fled on foot.
Joseph Spiess, Jr., chief of the police department in Brentwood, called the couple a “modern-day version of Bonnie and Clyde,” WSOC-TV reported.
The couple’s alleged crime spree dates back to May 2, when Thomas Durell Hardin, a transgender man, was killed in York, South Carolina. Chester County Police said that Terry "has been a suspect in this case from the early stages of the investigation." Simpson is suspected of being Terry's driver and has been charged as an accomplice.
The same day, Simpson's husband, Eugene Simpson, went missing. His body was found in a ditch in Great Falls weeks later; police suspect he was murdered, WISTV reported in May.
Police suspect that Terry was involved in two separate shootings in Chester County on May 2; one on a street and another at a local Taco Bell. They said they believe that Simpson was an accessory in those cases as well.
The pair has also been linked by investigators to two May 15 shootings in Missouri. Stanley Goodkin and his wife, Barbara, were shot in University City that day, according to ABC News. He survived the attack, but she died. That same night, Dr. Sergei Zacharev was shot and killed outside of a Brentwood, Missouri hotel.
During the Great Depression, Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow traveled state-to-state robbing banks and gas stations along with their gang. They were linked to the deaths of 13 people during their spree.
Terry and Simpson now face multiple murder charges, attempted murder, and other charges. It's not clear if they have obtained lawyers to speak on their behalf.
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