Sheriff's Office: Suspect Killed Man then Went Clubbing

By: Ashlea Sigman Email
By: Ashlea Sigman Email

Now the county's latest murder suspect, Jerry Allen White, of Willis, is behind bars.

Deputies believe White shot and killed Nick Simpson in Madisonville friday night.

White was arrested before on several drug charges, four burglaries, and one assault.

He had just been paroled on April 9th- exactly four months before officers believe he shot Nick Simpson.

It was just after 10pm Friday night, when Madison County Sheriff's Deputies believe Jerry Allen White knocked on the door at a home on the corner of Mathis Meadows and Dove Street.

Inside, was 31-year-old Nick Simpson, and deputies believe $10,000 dollars.

"We were told that there were scales, guns and narcotics in the house," said Madison County Detective Sergeant Ivan Linebaugh.

Outside, deputies say a witness waited in a car. The witness told deputies White shot Simpson on the porch and then drug him back inside.

Officers believe White took three guns, one watch, a necklace,and a bag of dope.

They say he then told the witness to follow him, in Simpson's 1989 Jaguar.

"He had a gun to her head and told her if she told anybody he was gonna kill her and she was in fear of her life," said Linebaugh.

Officers say the pair took off to Phelps, near Huntsville, where they ditched the Jaguar, then hit the town.

"Apparently they go clubbing," said Linebaugh.

The witness said the pair then headed to White's grandmother's house.

"When he's asleep she wakes up and takes off running down the road and she hides until her family comes down there and picks her up," said Linebaugh.

From there, the witness told Madison County Investigators where to find the car. They in turn, called Montgomery County in hopes of finding White.

"In the meantime I called the U.S. Marshals," said Linebaugh.

After nearly 24 hours on the lam, U.S. Marshals and Conroe Police Officers spotted White leaving a Conroe apartment complex.

White didn't put up a fight and a short time later was pulled over in a traffic stop. He was arrested without incident.

"Pretty much didn't have a choice, he was pretty well surrounded," said a Conroe Police Officer.

White is back in Madison County now.

He's been charged with capital murder, and bond has been set at $1 million.

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