Simpson transferred out of Pickens County



GREENVILLE — Suzanna Brown Simpson, the Dacusville woman arrested May 20 and charged in the murders of her two children and attempted murder of her husband, was transferred last week to the Greenville County Detention Center after a request from the 13th Circuit Public Defender’s office.

According to Pickens County Chief Deputy Creed Hashe, Simpson was transported from the Pickens County Law Enforcement Center and turned over to Greenville authorities on June 6.

The Greenville facility is staffed with on-site medical personnel around the clock and is able to provide specialized care for inmates that have been incarcerated with pre-existing injuries or medical conditions, Hashe said.

Simpson was hospitalized with back injuries following a single-vehicle wreck shortly after the shootings at her home on the morning of May 14 and was arrested upon her release nearly a week later.

Hashe said the Pickens County Sheriff’s Office and the Greenville County Detention Center entered into the agreement for Simpson to be temporarily relocated under mutual aid provisions that allow for such arrangements and are customary between agencies throughout the state.

Simpson’s condition will be reviewed every 14 days to determine the need for her to remain in Greenville or to be transferred back to Pickens County, where she will await trial.

Simpson, 35, of 307 Cherokee Trail, faces two murder charges in the deaths of her children, 7-year-old Carly Ashelyn Simpson and 5-year-old Sawyer Russell Simpson, an attempted murder charge in the shooting of her husband, Michael John Simpson, 34, and one charge of possession of a weapon during the commission of a violent crime.