Pickens County Sheriff’s Office Releases 911 Calls from Double Murder on Cherokee Trail


 The Pickens County Sheriff’s Office has released the 911 calls that were received at daybreak on the morning of May 14, 2013, where reports were first received that there had been a motor vehicle accident on Cherokee Trail. Those calls would later lead to the discovery of Mr. Michael Simpson and his two, young children inside their residence at 307 Cherokee Trail.

The two children, ages 5 and 7, would be found deceased at the scene and Michael Simpson would be transported to the hospital where he remains today in critical condition suffering from gunshot wounds.

 Suzanna Brown Simpson, wife and mother to the three victims, remains under guard at Greenville Memorial Hospital. The Pickens County Sheriff’s Office will transport Mrs. Simpson to the Pickens County Sheriff’s Office Detention Facility upon her release from the hospital where she will be formally served with arrest warrants for two counts of Murder, one count of Attempted Murder and Possession of a Weapon during the Commission of a Violent Crime.

The Sheriff’s Office continues to investigate this case and would like to thank everyone in the community that has so graciously offered their comfort and support not only for the victims and their families but for all of the first responders that have been personally touched by this tragedy.

Sheriff Rick Clark stated “As we continue to pray for the victims and their families, I remain confident that Pickens County will never allow them to be forgotten. Our county will bounce back and in spite of this great loss we will become a stronger and even closer knit community”.