Friday, April 6, 2012

Bristol, FL: Sheriff Releases Report in Bristol Man's Death

Liberty County Sheriff Donnie Conyers released the following report Friday on the circumstances surround the death of Tranum McLemore. The Blountstown physical education teacher and baseball coach was found dead inside his Bristol home on Wednesday night.

Here's the sheriff's report:

"In the case of the recent domestic violence/death case currently being investigated by this office, Sheriff Donnie Conyers provides the following information:

"At approximately 9:15 PM on April 4, 2012, Mrs. Winter Mclemore of Bristol, Florida came to the Sheriff’s office to report an incident of domestic violence. Personnel at the dispatch office reported that Mrs. Mclemore showed signs of having been in a struggle. Deputies were dispatched to the home located at 14222 NW Hoecake Road, in Bristol, Fl.

"After arriving at the residence, deputies entered the home and discovered Mr. Tranum Mclemore dead on the floor of the bedroom. Laying under the left leg of Mr. Mclemore was a Ruger 9MM Semi-automatic pistol.

"Sheriff Conyers requested Florida Department of Law Enforcement(FDLE) to assist in the investigation with their crime scene processing unit. The crime scene investigator arrived at the home at approximately 11:00 PM. Initial findings of the investigation suggested that Mr. Mclemore had shot himself after Mrs. Mclemore had fled the home. A final report may take up to 8 weeks to complete.

"After the investigation at the home was completed, the body was transported to the Medical Examiner’s office in Tallahassee, Florida where an autopsy was performed. Preliminary conclusions of the autopsy indicate that the wounds to the body of the deceased were consistent with self-inflicted wounds. A final report will take 6-8 weeks to complete.

"According to Sheriff Conyers, 'Domestic violence is a terrible thing to be inflicted upon a family. For that reason my office has been very aggressive in dealing with domestic violence cases and we will continue to be aggressive in such cases. My heart goes out to the families involved in this case and to their 3 children.'”

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