Charges Dropped Against Cantonment Man Accused Of Battery, Assault With Deadly Weapon

October 8, 2023

Charges have been dropped against a Cantonment man accused of striking his estranged wife and son and threatening the son with a firearm.

Dale Wayne Simpson, 69, was charged with felony aggravated assault with deadly weapon and two misdemeanor counts of battery.

According to the State Attorney’s Office, the charges in the case were dropped October 4 because the victims declined to prosecute.

Simpson was accused of allegedly pushing his wife into a wall and striking her in the arm with a closed fist, according to an arrest report. He was also accused of pushing his son against his will, striking him in the mouth with a closed fist and pointing a semi-automatic handgun at his  head, the report continued.

He put the magazine in the handgun and chambered round before pointing it at his son, the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office said.


6 Responses to “Charges Dropped Against Cantonment Man Accused Of Battery, Assault With Deadly Weapon”

  1. Duke of Wawbeek on October 9th, 2023 8:31 am

    Mr Simpson should cut his losses and move on.

    When things deteriorate to this point, it is time to give up, turn from the past and to think of tomorrow; a difficult thing to do at 69 years. Just walk away

    Moreover, I do not believe in violence against females. If it is that bad, run don’t fight!

  2. Reality on October 8th, 2023 6:15 pm

    Reality sucks.

    Without their testimony hard to prove a case.

  3. Sheesh on October 8th, 2023 5:11 pm

    I thought that domestic violence was supposed to be a charge even when I the victims didn’t want to do it. He should still have a day in court and face consequences.

  4. Mike on October 8th, 2023 12:13 pm

    I hope the next time is not a double homicide.

  5. RWA on October 8th, 2023 8:34 am

    This story hits home for me. My grandmother wouldn’t press charges against her abuser. One day he shot and killed her and then turned the gun on himself. I wish she had listened to family and gotten out of the relationship. Those being abused believe they can change the abuser. I hope and pray these people don’t suffer the same fate that my grandmother did.

  6. George on October 8th, 2023 12:17 am

    These charges should be automatic and have nothing to do with people pressing charges they already made a statement on the police report and that’s all that should be needed. They should have to pay for the cost of the investigation and court cost. I do not know the law but this is my opinion.