Tyrese Simmons, 23, went missing days before his murder trial. Police said he was arrested in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
DALLAS — Dallas Metropolitan Murder Suspect Removes Ankle Monitor and Flees Only a few days left until the trial Captured in Oklahoma.
Dallas Police announced Thursday that Tyrese Simmons, 23, was taken into custody in Tulsa after disappearing earlier this month. He will be handed over to Dallas soon.
The 23-year-old has been charged with capital murder for allegedly targeting a rival rapper who lived next door to the victim’s East Dallas apartment in the August 2019 shooting of 9-year-old Bradniya Bennett. indicted.
Police at the time said there was an ongoing feud between Simmons and another rapper, which led to a shootout. During the incident, Bennett was shot in the head while sitting on a sofa in his apartment.
Simmons’ arrest warrant states that “the suspect allegedly ran around the building to the back of the apartment building and then accidentally fired into the wrong apartment room.”
Simmons’ trial was scheduled to begin on June 5, but sources told WFAA that Simmons had taken off a monitor around his ankle and disappeared.
The Tulsa Police Department said in a statement that Simmons was found at a hotel on Thursday, June 22. Police said the 23-year-old man refused to leave the room, sparking a standoff with police.
Police said he was taken into custody after officers deployed a pepperball. He will be held at the Tulsa County Jail.
A second, DaVonte Benton, was arrested and charged with murder in connection with the August 2019 shooting. He was convicted in 2022 and sentenced to 45 years in prison.
https://www.wfaa.com/article/news/local/dallas-capital-murder-suspect-removed-ankle-monitor-before-trial-captured-in-oklahoma/287-9e5c4948-eb0e-4b54-909d-fadc13e0c5e5 Dallas murder suspect flees before trial, arrested in Tulsa