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Thursday, November 6, 2008

[MO] Ex-Deputy Simmons charged with wife murder conspiracy, body disposal plan

...According to the protection orders, [KL] stated that her reason for filing was that Simmons allegedly threatened to kill her. The documents indicate that [KL] is filing or has filed for divorce from Simmons, and that they have an 8-month-old daughter...

FORMER DEPUTY FACES CHARGE OF CONSPIRACY TO COMMIT MURDER W/ PROBABLE CAUSE AFFIDAVIT
Joplin Globe, MO
By Greg Grisolano
Jim Moss ggrisolano@joplinglobe.com
11/5/08
[Excerpts] A former Jasper County sheriff's deputy has been charged with conspiracy to commit murder, according to the Sheriff's Department and court documents. Casey A. Simmons, 26, was booked Tuesday and is being held at the Newton County Jail on $100,000 bond. Authorities said Simmons was in Newton County for protective custody. Simmons worked as a road patrol officer for the Jasper County department from January 2005 to Sept. 19, 2008, when he was fired for violating office policy... Jasper County Sheriff Archie Dunn declined to comment on the charges listed in the probable-cause statement. He also declined to answer questions about the reason for Simmons' firing. A probable-cause statement on file with Jasper County Circuit Court says Simmons was the target of a two-week sting operation. The document alleges that Simmons discussed with an informant killing a person and disposing of the body. It also alleges that on Tuesday, he purchased four items from a local Wal-Mart that were to be used in the murder and disposal of the body. The name of the alleged victim is redacted in the probable-cause statement. But a series of protection orders were filed Wednesday against Simmons on behalf of [KL]. According to the protection orders, [KL] stated that her reason for filing was that Simmons allegedly threatened to kill her. The documents indicate that [KL] is filing or has filed for divorce from Simmons, and that they have an 8-month-old daughter... The protection order also stated that Simmons is employed as a Duquesne police officer, but police Chief Tommy Kitch said Wednesday that Simmons is not employed by the department... [Full article here]

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