Man Wanted For Second Degree Murder Nabbed In Washington

A man authorities say has been on the run for the past eight months is now under arrest.

Beafourt County Crime Stoppers got a tip on Adam Simpkins, who had been wanted by the Highway Patrol for second degree murder.

Deputies found Simpkins at the Days Inn in Washington. They say in the motel room cocaine, marijuana and equipment used to make crack cocaine was found.

Troopers wanted Simpkins for a fatal crash on Highway 33 near the Beaufort-Pitt County line back in June. Killed in the crash was Samuel Jones of Washington.

Troopers said drugs played a part in the crash, with one of the survivors telling them all four men were smoking pot when the accident happened.

In addition to the murder charge, Simpkins is facing possession with intent to manufacture sell or deliver cocaine and marijuana also with possession of drug paraphernalia. He's in jail under a $1-million bond.


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