High Speed Pursuit Suspect appears in Court

Garieon Simmons… Photo provided

The man who allegedly led authorities on a high speed pursuit from Coffee County to Rutherford County, which ended in a fatal crash, has a new court date. Twenty-nine year old Garieon Simmons of Decherd was arraigned earlier this week on charges of vehicular homicide, two counts of aggravated assault, evading arrest, driving on a revoked license, violation of probation and being a habitual motor vehicle offender.
He will return to Judge David Bragg’s courtroom as attorneys continue to discuss his case on April 7th.
Simmons is accused of leading a high speed pursuit that began in Manchester and ended in Murfreesboro on June 24th, 2016. The pursuit ended in a crash on South Church Street which took the life of 28-year old Jennifer Campos. As she was turning out of a parking lot just past Veterans Parkway, her vehicle was hit in the driver’s side door. Campos died at the scene while her seven month old child survived.