Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?


Simmons pleads guilty after 2016 chase that killed one

We have an update to a story from June of 2016. You may remember that Garieon Simmons, of Decherd, stole a vehicle from Coffee County Funeral Chapel in 2016 and fled police from Manchester to Rutherford County. He later crashed in Murfreesboro, killing 28-year old Jennifer Campos. 

Garieon Simmons… Photo provided

At the time Simmons was charged with first degree murder, aggravated vehicular assault, vehicular homicide, two counts of aggravated assault, theft of property, criminal impersonation, evading arrest, reckless endandgerment, driving on a revoked license, violation of probation and being a habitual motor vehicle offender. 

On July 24 Simmons pleaded guilty to three of those charges in Rutherford County, pleading guilty to vehicular homicide driver intoxication, aggravated vehicular assault and reckless endangerment involving a deadly weapon. He was sentenced to 20 years at 30% for vehicular homicide, 5 years at 45 percent for reckless endangerment involving a deadly weapon. He has been in jail since the crash for the past three years in Rutherford County. 

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.

You May Also Like


A water main break in the New Union area has left two county schools with no water. New Union Elementary is without water and...


A Coffee County Sheriff’s Department deputy has been terminated after he was arrested for alleged DUI while on duty Thursday, Feb. 23. According to...


A tragic accident occurred on Monday night at 9:24 PM near 3261 Hillsboro Highway, resulting in the death of 60-year-old Timothy Sullivan. According to...


District superiority is up for grabs Friday night in Manchester. Coffee County Central’s Lady Red Raiders (no. 4 AP) and the Warren County Lady...