Detroit Couple Arrested in North Dakota after Manhunt

WHEATLAND TOWNSHIP, ND – At approximately 11:15AM, on Thursday April 4th, 2019, the Cass County Sheriff’s Office arrested two individuals from Detroit at a rural Wheatland abandoned farmstead in relation to an early morning incident that started in Jamestown.Tiffaney Ashley Simmons-Dejon Demarcus Johnson

The Cass County Sheriff’s Office issued a CODE RED Shelter in Place notification to residents of the Abasraka area, at approximately 3:30AM, of a incident making it’s way towards Cass County that stemmed from an overnight theft in Jamestown, ND.

The concern was over a suspect or suspects involved in a theft at the Jamestown Walmart. Jamestown Police Sgt. Bob Schlenvogt said he believed cellphones were stolen from the store and at least one of them contained a tracking device. The North Dakota Highway Patrol initiated a pursuit of the suspect’s vehicle after it was tracked traveling east on Interstate 94.

Law enforcement stopped chasing the vehicle after speeds reached near 120 mph.

Cass Deputies were able to locate the suspect vehicle south of Interstate 94 near the intersection of 146th Ave SE and 40th St. SE, south of the Absaraka interchange; the vehicle was unoccupied.

A large contingency of Cass County Deputies searched the area attempting to locate the responsible parties. As a precautionary measure, authorities notified area residents to shelter in place and secure their property; no known weapons were reported at that time. Cass County authorities were urging area residents to secure and remove all keys from their vehicles and notify authorities if they saw anything suspicious in the area.

The Code Red was lifted after 22-year-old Dejon Johnson and 21 year-old Tiffaney Simmons were taken into custody.

They are currently being held in the Cass County Jail on charges of burglary and criminal mischief. They were located approximately three miles from their abandoned vehicle. The local charges stem from making entry into the farmstead and the damage sustained; it is not known what charges each individual will face from the incident in Jamestown.

Cass County authorities thanked the public for their assistance in adhering to the Code Red advisement and reporting suspicious activity in the area.

Arrest Details:
1. Dejon Demarcus Johnson, 22 years-old; Residence:Detroit, Michigan
Charge/s: Burglary; Criminal Mischief
2. Tiffaney Ashley Simmons, 21 years-old:Residence:Detroit, Michigan
Charge/s: Burglary; Criminal Mischief

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