Thursday, May 26, 2016

Tyler Mook sentenced to 12 years for attempted murder

NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV) - The sole person of interest in the murder and disappearance of a Bedford County teacher is headed to jail for a violent crime against another woman. The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation found Shelley Mook’s burned out car shortly after she vanished five years ago. They have never found her body and never made an arrest. Investigators named her estranged husband, Tyler Mook, as their top person of interest. “We’ve gotten very little cooperation from him and from his family,” said Kevin Keele, a private investigator. Tyler Mook has now been sentenced to 12 years in jail for a different crime. Police in Florida said he threw his girlfriend, Robin Dunneth, off a boat and held her underwater. Tyler’s brother, Andrew Mook, was able to pull him off. In March, Tyler Mook was convicted of attempted first-degree murder. Shelley Mook’s family and friends said they can’t shake the feeling that someone was there when she was murdered. They hope that someone will come forward now that Tyler Mook is going to jail. “We just hope that someday somebody that was involved that knows something will have the guts to come forward,” said Brittany Brooks, Shelley Mook’s friend. Friends and family said they are relieved police in Florida got a conviction against Tyler Mook. “Because he’s not going to be able to do this to someone else,” Brooks said. They want investigators in Tennessee to do the same. “He definitely needs to pay for what he did to her. He needs to serve his time for what he did to her,” Brooks said. “No family should ever have to go through this.” Channel 4 reached out to the TBI for the latest in Shelley Mook’s case, but a spokesperson said they could not comment. Tyler Mook’s Nashville attorney did not want to make a statement either. Shelley Mook’s mother was in Florida on Thursday to testify during Tyler Mook’s sentencing hearing. She was reportedly happy about the 12-year sentence because Tyler and Shelley Mook’s daughter will be 18 years old by the time he gets out. Read more:

Friday, April 1, 2016

Missing teacher's husband guilty of attempted murder

The ex-husband of a missing Shelbyville teacher, who has been considered a "person of interest" by authorities since her 2011 disppearence, has been convicted of attempting to kill his girlfriend in Florida. Tyler Mook, 35, now a resident of Palm City, Florida, threw his girlfriend over the front of a boat and held her underwater in Stuart, Florida, in October 2014, authorities and an arrest report said. Mook was convicted of attempted second-degree murder by a Martin County, Florida jury Thursday, Florida media reports. He will be sentenced in late May. Shelley Mook, his ex-wife, was last seen in February 2011 after dropping her daughter off at his home near Shelbyville on the way to meet a worker remodeling a home she was moving into in Murfreesboro. Her burned car was found that night near Murfreesboro.

Friday, March 25, 2016

Ex-husband of missing Edinboro native convicted of attempted murder in Florida

PALM CITY, Fla. -- The former husband of an Edinboro native who disappeared in 2011 in Tennessee was convicted Thursday of attempting to kill another woman by drowning her, according to the TCPalm newspaper.

Tyler Mook, 35, of Palm City, was convicted Thursday of attempted second-degree murder from an Oct. 4, 2014, incident in which authorities accused him of throwing his girlfriend over the front of a boat and holding her underwater, the paper reported.

Mook's brother was on the boat and managed to pull him off, allowing the woman to escape, the paper reported.

Tyler Mook is a person of interest in the 2011 disappearance of Edinboro native Shelley Mook.

An eighth-grade reading teacher in Shelbyville, Tenn, Shelley Mook was last seen on Feb. 28, 2011, by her estranged husband after she dropped off their then 6-year-old daughter at his home in Shelbyville during the afternoon.

Later that day, her burned-out car was found on a highway, about 18 miles away, in Murfreesboro, Tenn.

Authorities in Tennessee conducted several searches for evidence in the Shelbyville area, but never found Shelley Mook's body.

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation named Tyler Mook their main person of interest, but never made an arrest.

The case remains unsolved.

Tyler Mook convicted of attempted first-degree murder

Tyler Mook (WSMV)
Tyler Mook (WSMV)
It has been five years since Shelley Mook has been seen by anyone. At the time of her disappearance, authorities were looking at her estranged husband Tyler Mook.
That case still remains unsolved. But now, Tyler Mook has been found guilty of trying to kill a different woman.
"Hopefully he wont be able to hurt anyone else," said Kevin Keele a private investigator.
Tyler Mook is now convicted of attempted murder in the first degree.
"I think Tyler would be a threat to any woman he happened to be with," Keele said.
According to police in Florida, Tyler Mook threw his girlfriend Robin Donneth off of a boat and attempted to hold her under water. Tyler's brother Andrew Mook managed to pull him off. A witness claimed Tyler then said, "No one disrespects me in front of my family. I will kill her."
"Its good that Tyler's brother Andrew was there when this happened with Ms. Donneth. It's just a shame that someone wasn't here for Shelley when she needed it most and able to protect her," Keele said.
Shelley Mook, a Bedford County teacher, vanished in 2011. While the TBI named Tyler their main person of interest, they never made an arrest.
"The longer it goes, the harder it is to get a conviction or maybe even to prosecute anyone for the murder of Shelley Mook," said Jonathan Brown, Shelley Mook's mother's attorney.
Tyler Mook's Tennessee attorney David Raybin told Channel 4:
I spoke with Tyler's Florida attorney this morning whom I've been in constant communication with. He is going to appeal the verdict to higher courts down there. I can say that that incident down there is of no relevance whatsoever to the allegations here. I am certainly aware that nothing about the Tennessee case came into the Florida trial in any way. Tyler absolutely maintains his innocence regarding the disappearance of his former wife Shelley Mook.
As for Shelley Mook's family, Thursday's conviction wasn't the justice they've been waiting for, but they do consider it a small victory.
"Hopefully this will promote people to maybe come forward with information they didn't want to come out with because maybe they were scared of Tyler Mook or something like that," Brown said.
Shelley Mook's mother was in court Thursday to witness Tyler's conviction. A family friend, Brittany Brooks sent the following statement:
Today we feel like we could lift the weight of the world! Now is the time for anyone with information on Shelley to come forward. Be strong. Don't have fear. Help us get justice for her.
Tyler Mook's sentencing hearing will take place in May.

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Thursday, March 24, 2016

Palm City man convicted of attempted murder in attack on girlfriend

By Laurie K. Blandford of TCPalm
MARTIN COUNTY — A jury has convicted a Palm City man of attempting to murder his girlfriend by drowning her, said Assistant State Attorney Nita Denton.
Tyler Mook, 35, of the 1000 block of Southwest All American Boulevard, was convicted Thursday of attempted second-degree murder stemming from an Oct. 4, 2014, incident. Mook was in a boat with his girlfriend, his brother and his brother's girlfriend, heading for the Stuart Sandbar, according to Denton and an arrest report.
An argument led to Mook throwing his girlfriend over the front of the boat and holding her down underwater near Sandsprit Park, according to Sheriff William Snyder.
He was arrested Dec. 13, 2014, on a warrant.
Mook's sentencing is scheduled for May 26, Denton said. His trial began Monday, and the jury began deliberations Wednesday.
In an unrelated case, Mook is a person of interest in the 2011 disappearance of his former wife, Shelley Mook. He is believed to have been the last person to see the Tennessee woman before she disappeared.

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Mook suspected in death, attempted murder

The man who is a person of interest in the presumed death of his Edinboro wife is now on trial in Florida for the attempted murder of his girlfriend. 
Jury selection is underway in the case against Tyler Mook. He is being tried in a Martin County, Florida courtroom for attempting to drown his girlfriend while on a boat in 2014.
He is also a person of interest in the case of his missing wife, Shelley Mook.
Action News has followed the case over the years.
The school teacher from Edinboro disappeared in 2011 while the two were living in Tennessee.
The burned out remains of her car were found a few days after she disappeared.
Shelley Mook is now presumed dead.

Thursday, February 26, 2015

911 recording could provide new details on missing Shelbyville woman

A never-before-heard recording in the case of a man suspected in his wife's disappearance could shed new light on the case.


Shelley Mook disappeared in 2011 and is presumed dead. Her husband, Tyler Mook, is the person of interest.
Shelley Mook had been missing for about a year when the 911 call center in Franklin County got an accidental call. They called back.
The person who called was Tyler Mook. After the accidental phone call, he dialed again, apparently talking to his father.
During the conversation, 911 kept rolling as he talked about wanting to leave the state and possibly being arrested.
"But like I told Mom, they think... they know I want to stay in the United States. They can find me," Tyler Mook said. "I can live out in (inaudible). If they want to come arrest me with a warrant, all they got to do is come arrest me."
Next, Tyler Mook said Shelley Mook's burned out car was found the morning after she disappeared. It's unclear what car Tyler Mook was talking about in the 911 recordings.
Tyler Mook also talked about what an arson charge could mean in his custody case for his daughter.
"Something keeps bothering me about that car. Something keeps bothering me about that," Tyler Mook said. "It's just come to the fact that (my daughter) is going to be coming back to me and they're going to try to bust me with that. And right when they're in the (inaudible), come arrest me and say, 'Hey, we can't give (your daughter) back. No, we've got to take you in custody right now for arson.'"
Only one person really knows what Tyler Mook is talking about, and that is Tyler Mook.
Tyler Mook's attorney, David Raybin, said this call was made as he was fighting for his daughter.
"At the time of that conversation, we were in the middle of a heated custody fight where the plaintiff's lawyers were throwing everything at him they possibly could. We absolutely deny that he had anything to do with the disappearance of his wife or that car," Raybin said.
Twenty-two minutes and 18 seconds into the conversation, Tyler Mook realized what has happened and immediately hung up. He then called back immediately with a question.
"This is Tyler Mook. Did you get a call from this number a couple of minutes ago?" he asked.
"Yes, we had an open line from it," the dispatcher replied.
"What happens on that open line? Does it get recorded and stuff like that?" Tyler Mook asked.
Tyler Mook is currently in jail in Florida for allegedly trying to murder his new girlfriend. He does not face any charges in the Shelley Mook case.
Channel 4 asked the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation if the 911 calls are part of the Shelley Mook case. The TBI declined to comment.

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