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July 22, 2021

Criminal Charges Filed in Feb. 6th Homicide at Patton and Walnut


On July 21, 2021, officers with the Springfield Police Department arrested Thomas Haynes, a 45-year-old male from Florida, for the Feb. 6, 2021 murder of Robert Moffett, 32, from Springfield.

On July 22nd the case was presented to the Greene County Prosecutor's Office and Thomas Haynes was charged with 2nd Degree Murder.

On Feb. 6, 2021, at 12:12 a.m. Springfield Police Officers heard gunshots in the area of Patton and Walnut. Officers responded to the area and located an injured person in a parking lot on the southwest corner of the intersection. The male victim suffered multiple gunshot wounds and was transported to a local hospital, where he later died.  SPD Violent Crimes Unit detectives identified Thomas Haynes as a suspect during the investigation.

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The Greene County Prosecutor's Office cautions that the charges contained in the felony complaint are merely allegations and that the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty in court.

Detectives continue to investigate and are asking anyone who has information about this crime to contact the Springfield Police Department at 417-864-1810.  You can also make an anonymous call to Crime Stoppers at 417-869-TIPS (8477).

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Case number: 21-4181

Media Contact: PAO Jasmine Bailey
417-864-1786

[email protected]

Release authorized by Lt. Bryan Welch

Filed Under: Government, City

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