CATCH-A-CROOK UPDATE: Greene County deputies arrest fugitive while investigating a disturbance

31-year-old Markus Jamal Simmonds failed to appear in court on charges of resisting arrest and drug possession.
Published: Jan. 20, 2022 at 9:24 PM CST
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Greene County deputies arrested Markus Simmonds on January 20, 2022
Greene County deputies arrested Markus Simmonds on January 20, 2022(Greene County Sheriff's Office)

A man charged with resisting arrest is now in the Greene County jail. Deputies arrested Markus Jamal Simmonds Thursday night. He faces two felony charges of resisting arrest and two charges of possession of a controlled substance. Deputies found the 31-year-old while investigating a disturbance at a home. Simmonds is scheduled for court next week. Investigators say he led deputies on a chase in Greene County on January 6.

Markus Jamal Simmonds, 31
Markus Jamal Simmonds, 31(Greene County Sheriff's Office)


Detectives want your help tracking down a Greene County fugitive. On January 6, the man took deputies on a chase. Investigators say the vehicle may have been stolen. The pursuit ended and they arrested 31-year-old Markus Jamal Simmonds. After being released from jail, Simmonds failed to show up in court. He’s now wanted on the same warrants for resisting arrest and drug possession.

Investigators say Simmonds has connections in the Republic area as well as the western Springfield area. Deputies say if you see him, do not approach him. Call the Greene County Tip Line at 417-829-6230.

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