UPDATE: Springfield police arrest man accused of forgery and stealing

Derek James Whitehead is charged with receiving stolen property in Greene County.
Published: Jan. 13, 2021 at 6:14 AM CST|Updated: Mar. 31, 2021 at 9:52 PM CDT
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Derek James Whitehead, 28-years-old
Derek James Whitehead, 28-years-old(Springfield Police Department)

Springfield police caught a fugitive after pulling over the man for a traffic violation. Derek James Whitehead is charged with forgery and receiving stolen property in Greene County. Deputies booked him into the jail last Wednesday. Detectives say Whitehead is also a suspect in cases of robbery, theft, and drug-related crimes. Jail records currently show he is no longer being held in Greene County.


Springfield police want your help finding a fugitive they say should be considered dangerous.

Derek James Whitehead is 28-years-old. He’s about 6′0 tall and weighs 180 pounds. He has black hair and brown eyes. If you see him police don’t want you to confront him. Call 911 or Crime Stoppers at 417-869 TIPS (8477). You could get a cash reward of up to $1,000 if your tip leads to Whitehead’s arrest.

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