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Third arrest made in Johnston County homicide

Destinee Hutcherson was arrested in connection to a Johnston County homicide. Destinee Hutcherson was arrested in connection to a Johnston County homicide.

JOHNSTON COUNTY, Okla. -- The Johnston County Sheriff's Office has made a third arrest in connection to the murder of 48 year old Stephen Simonds who's body was found near a creek in a rural area in Coal County Thursday. 

The Johnston County Sheriff's Office reports that 41 year old Destinee Denise Hutcherson of Wapanucka was booked into the Johnston County Jail on the warrant for First Degree Murder and Conspiracy to Commit First Degree Murder. 

Deputies with the Johnston County Sheriff's Office and OSBI agents assisted Marshall County Sheriff's deputies in the search for Hutcherson where she was located late Friday afternoon at a residence north of Madill. 

While searching the home where she was located, additional evidence in connection to the homicide was found. 

Hutcherson remains in custody Saturday pending an appearance in the Johnston County District Court next week.

Her bond was set at $1,000,000 by the Associate District Judge in Johnston County. 

Two other arrests were made earlier this week. 

The first was Nakoda Max Brumley who was arrested Wednesday afternoon and jailed on the complaint of First Degree Murder as well as other charges.

Brumley's bond was set at $1,000,000. 

Johnny Lowe Jr. was also arrested in connection to the case Wednesday night. 

Lowe was arrested for felon in possession of a firearm with a bond set at $300,000. 

Both men remain in the Johnston County Jail. 

"This case was solved and the suspects apprehended rather quickly due to the cooperation of several law enforcement agencies in the area working together," said Johnston County Sheriff Jon Smith in a written statement. 

Smith also advised that the investigation may lead to some other arrests involving people who aided the suspects in eluding authorities until arrests were eventually made. 

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