Deputies arrest third person in Johnston County murder investigation

Published: May. 26, 2019 at 10:54 AM CDT
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A Wapanucka woman is charged with first degree murder and conspiracy to commit murder in Johnston County.

Jon Smith, Johnston County Sheriff, said in a press release Johnston and Marshall County deputies and OSBI agents found 41-year-old Destinee Denise Hutcherson in a bedroom of a home north of Madill Friday afternoon.

She was wanted as a suspect for the murder of 48-year-old Stephen Simonds of Wapanucka.

Smith said deputies found additional evidence in the house where they arrested Hutcherson.

Hutcherson is the second suspect in the murder.

Officers arrested 36-year-old Nakoda Max Brumley Wednesday for complaint of first degree murder and other charges.

51-year-old Johnny Lowe Jr. was also arrested in connection to this case for possessing a firearm as a felon.

All three are in the Johnston County jail.

An associate district judge set Hutcherson's bond at $1,000,000. She is set to make an appearance in court next week.

Brumley's bond is $1,000,000. Lowe's bond is $300,000.

“This case was solved and the suspects apprehended rather quickly due to the cooperation of several law enforcement agencies in the area working together,” Sheriff Smith said in the press release.

Smith also said the investigation may lead to some other arrests involving people aiding the suspects in eluding authorities until arrests were eventually made.

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