The Metro Nashville Police Department arrested a man accused of stabbing two women, after a police officer saw him walking on the side of the road.
MNPD officer Charles Shaw spotted Donnell Anthony Simpson, 40, along the side of the Owendale Drive as Shaw drove home from work. Simpson fled to the woods when he noticed the police car. He was apprehended shortly thereafter.
Simpson allegedly stabbed both his sister-in-law and wife at two separate locations this morning. He attacked his sister-in-law while she was sleeping with her husband, according to MNPD. She was transported to Southern Hills Medical Center with the knife still in her chest.
Roughly 20 minutes later, Simpson showed up at his wife’s home on Forest Breeze Drive. A man was at the residence changing the locks due to an order of protection against Simpson. He allegedly forced his way in and stabbed his wife with a box cutter while the woman’s mother called police.
Police charged Simpson with two counts of attempted murder, violation of bond conditions and violation of an order of protection.
A judicial commissioner on Tuesday set Simpson's bail at $2.05 million.