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Fugitive from Justice Caught in Manchester

Frankie Wydell Simmons jail intake photo.

A traffic violation led to the arrest of an Illinois’ man on Dec. 6.
Tennessee Highway Patrolman Jason Boles stopped a vehicle at mile marker 114 for a traffic violation. In warrants, the trooper alleges that Frankie Wydell Simmons, 50, of Banks Street, Rockford, Illinois gave a false name and date of birth. After further investigation the officer learned that Simmons was a fugitive from justice from Illinois for several active warrants. Also, a check of Simmons’ driver license revealed that he was driving on revoked/suspended license for failure to appear in court.
Simmons was charged with being a fugitive from justice, criminal impersonation and driving on revoked/suspended license. He was booked into the Coffee County Jail on a bond of $106,500 and is to appear in Coffee County General Sessions Court on Dec. 20.