Gregory Simpson photo
On Saturday, December 10, an auto theft investigation which began January 31, 2016 on Old Highway 190 resulted in an arrest.
The suspect who stole this vehicle allegedly damaged a different yard in rural Livingston County and made way into Daviess County. At one point the yet unknown and unreported stolen vehicle was involved in a chase with another county agency and then the Missouri State Highway Patrol. The suspect eluded the officers and subsequently ditched the pickup in a remote area near Kearney, MO.
Several days later this vehicle was located and LCSO staff responded to process the pickup. The search of that vehicle resulted in trace evidence being collected and sent to the Missouri State Highway Patrol Crime Lab for DNA testing. Late last week the LCSO received lab confirmation and identity of the suspect.
On December 10 the LCSO arrested Gregory Allen Simpson, 31, Independence at a rural Livingston County address for alleged Auto Theft. Later Mr. Simpson allegedly attempted to flee the LCSO staff on foot and was again apprehended.
Mr. Simpson has been charged in Livingston County Associate Circuit Court for alleged Tampering with a Motor Vehicle in the 1st degree and Resisting Arrest by Flight, both felony violations. The court initially placed bond at $25,000. Mr. Simpson remains incarcerated in the Daviess Dekalb County Regional Jail.
Our office is continuing with assisting Daviess County Sheriff, the MSHP, Clinton County Sheriff, and others regarding possible information for incident reports they have open.
Sheriff Steve Cox