TFC Corey King
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 16, Henderson
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Beaver Dam Woman Dead and Estranged Husband Arrested
Date of News Release: 09/27/2012
(Henderson, KY) -- The Kentucky State Police is investigating a shooting that resulted in the death of a Beaver Dam woman.
On Thursday, September 27, 2012, at approximately 7:00 a.m., the KSP Post 16-Henderson received a call from Beaver Dam authorities in reference to a shooting that occurred at Suburban Apartments (332 East Fifth Street) in Beaver Dam.
Upon preliminary investigation, it appears that Jeremie D. Simpson (age 32) of Beaver Dam had unlawfully entered the dwelling of his estranged wife, DamiAnn T. Simpson, age 24, and shot her with a shotgun.
Beaver Dam Police Officers arrived at the scene and took Simpson into custody while KSP investigators process the scene. DamiAnn Simpson was pronounced dead at the scene by the Ohio County Coroner Jerry Bevil.
KSP detectives have formally charged Jeremie Simpson with (1) count of Murder (domestic violence); (3) counts of Kidnapping; (3) counts of Wanton Endangerment 1st degree; (1) count of Burglary 1st; (1) count of Violation of an Emergency Protection Order and (1) count of Possession of Firearm by a Convicted Felon.
He is being held in the Ohio County Detention Center in Hartford.
An autopsy for DamiAnn T. Simpson is scheduled for Friday, September 28, 2012, in Louisville. The investigation is continuing by the Kentucky State Police.