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A man linked to a string of killings is on the run in South Carolina after his suspected accomplice was captured during a violent car chase.
The Chester County Police Department is looking for Tyler Donnett Terry, 26, whom they suspect is linked to at least six shootings.
On Monday evening, deputies attempted to pull over a vehicle in Richburg, driven by Adrienne Simpson. Terry was a passenger in the car, according to a police press release.
Simpson not only failed to stop, but also allegedly fired “multiple shots at sheriff’s deputies, striking at least two vehicles” during a high-speed chase, police said. No deputies or bystanders were injured.
Eventually, the car crashed near a high school and Simpson was taken into custody. Her mugshot shows her with a black eye.
Terry, however, escaped and lost deputies in a wooded area, police said.
Terry's alleged crime spree dates back to May 2, when Thomas Durell Hardin, who local station WCNC noted was a transgender man, was killed in York, S.C. 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, WCNC reports. His body was found in a ditch in Great Falls Wednesday and police suspect he was murdered, WISTV reports.
Also on May 2, police suspect Terry was involved in two separate shootings in Chester County: one on a street and another at a local Taco Bell. Police believe that Simpson was an accessory in those cases as well.
Police have further connected the pair to two May 15 shootings in Missouri. Stanley Goodkin and his wife, Barbara, were shot in University City, Missouri that day, according to ABC News. Stanley survived the attack, but his wife Barbara died.
Dr. Sergei Zacharev was shot and killed outside of a Brentwood, Missouri hotel that same night. Police have mentioned robbery as a possible motive for the Missouri shootings.
York and Chester Police Departments have obtained warrants for murder and possession of a weapon during a violent crime in connection with the killing of Hardin. Chester Police announced Wednesday that they are obtaining warrants for attempted murder, possession of a weapon during a violent crime, pointing and presenting, injury to property, and burglary against Terry for the two shootings in which nobody died. Simpson is expected to face accessory charges for those incidents.
“Tyler is still on the run in Chester County and should be considered armed and extremely dangerous,” police stated. “Numerous local, state and federal agencies are assisting in the search for Terry.
On Wednesday, a possible spotting of Terry prompted the lockdown of six schools in Rock Hill, authorities said.
Terry is described as a Black man standing 5 feet, 7 inches tall, wearing all black, no shoes, and with dreadlocks. He and Simpson's exact relationship is not known.
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