Livingston Enterprise

Posted April 24, 2013 at 1:43 pm

A woman who was shot last week by her fiance in what is being investigated as an attempted criminal homicide, has been treated and released.

Tennessee Bureau of Investigation Public Information Officer Kristin Helm said that Pattie Mansell, 59, was released from a hospital on April 9, the day after she was shot. Helm stated she did not know which hospital Mansell received treatment.

Mansell was allegedly shot with a .22 rifle by her finance, Donnie Wayne Simpson, 39, on April 8 at a Dogwalk Road home in Monroe, where they lived together, Helm said.

According to an Overton County Court warrant, E-911 dispatch received a call to the Monroe address around 8:30 p.m. that evening about a “possible domestic in progress,” and when deputies arrived on the scene, “they (saw) Mr. Donnie Wayne Simpson with a rifle,” and Mansell “appeared to have been shot.”

A tense standoff ensued with members of the Overton County Sheriff’s Department S.W.A.T. team eventually taking Simpson into custody.

Simpson was arrested and charged with attempted criminal homicide and is currently being held at Overton County Jail without bond.

Helm said statements from either the victim or suspect cannot be released at this time.

Investigating the case with TBI is the Overton County Sheriff’s Department.