Warner Robins police dismiss charge in shooting

Warner Robins police determined Monday that a man acted in self-defense while shooting another man May 1, a report said.According the investigators, officers responded to an incident in a North Davis Drive apartment and found Gregory Patrick Simpson, 48, of that address wounded.

Officers later apprehended the assailant, Ricky Charles Ash, 52, of Cochran. Simpson was transported to The Medical Center of Central Georgia, where he later died of the gunshot wound.

Police determined that Ash, who was also being treated at the Medical Center, acted in self-defense during the incident after Simpson had fired two shots while Ash was sitting in his vehicle. Ash returned fire with a handgun he kept in his vehicle.No charges will be filed against Ash, the report said. However, charges will be filed against Ash’s wife, Kimberly Dawn Ash, 38, of Cochran for giving false statements and writings.

Police said warrants have also been issued for Nicholas Jeffery Simpson, 18, and Patrick Simpson Jr., 20, of North Davis Drive for tampering with evidence in connection to the incident.