Wednesday, December 13, 2017
Public safety

Antistalking request preceded shooting at $1M Davis Islands home

TAMPA — A woman shot a man inside her million-dollar Davis Islands home Tuesday, a little over a week after seeking an antistalking order against him.

A judge denied Mishay Simpson's Aug. 12 request for protection against Andrew Tyler Noll. Their interaction turned violent late Tuesday when Noll showed up at Simpson's home, Tampa police said.

Gunfire at 420 Riviera Drive prompted a pair of emergency calls just before midnight from the home where Simpson lives with her husband.

Noll called 911 to say he had been shot. A short time later, Simpson, 28, reported to dispatchers that she had shot an intruder, according to police.

Officers found Noll, 23, bleeding from the chest on the second floor of the home.

He was taken to Tampa General Hospital but the wound was not life-threatening, police said.

Details of what happened remained unclear late Wednesday. Detectives were trying to determine why Noll was in the home and if a crime had taken place. No arrests were announced.

In the protective injunction request, Simpson accused Noll of stalking her. On Aug. 12, Noll spent an hour following her car, driving aggressively and hitting her vehicle several times, according statements in court documents.

"When I felt unsafe after an hour of dangerous and threatening driving, I warned him that I will call the cops. They pulled both of us over and warned him not to contact me," she wrote.

Noll then called her twice, and Simpson wrote that she had text messages from him saying "he will hurt me and my family and my daughter."

Hillsborough Circuit Court Judge Scott Farr denied the request, ruling that the facts of the case amounted to aggravated battery but not stalking.

In court documents, Simpson describes Noll, who she said works at an Ybor City night club, as an "ex-friend."

Officers were seen early Wednesday walking in and out of the front door of the Riviera Drive home, which was marked with yellow crime scene tape. Forensic technicians took pictures of a bicycle on the front lawn.

Property records show the more than 3,800-square-foot home is worth close to $1 million.

Noll lives in an apartment on Danube Avenue, a few blocks from where he was shot, police said. He was arrested in 2011 on a domestic violence charge, according to Hillsborough County sheriff's records. He was arrested in 2012 for failing to appear in court on the charge.

Jail records on the second arrest listed Noll's occupation as a self-employed dancer.

Simpson is married to Rhett Simpson, a semiprofessional golfer. Their house is owned through a trust, property records show.

Rhett is the son of Thomas and June Simpson. Last year, the multimillionaire couple was featured in a Tampa Bay Times story on the unveiling of their 25,000-square-foot Thonotosassa mansion, which they custom built to include indoor replicas of the Tampa Theatre and the Oval Office, and various expensive amenities and decorations.

Times news researcher John Martin and staff writer Keeley Sheehan contributed to this report. Contact Dan Sullivan at [email protected] or (813) 226-3386. Follow @TimesDan.

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