The former husband of a Bedford County teacher whose car was found in the Murfreesboro area in February of 2011 has been charged with trying to drown his girlfriend in Florida. Shelly Mook, the missing teacher, just moved to a Murfreesboro apartment when she was reported as missing.
The Shelbyville Times-Gazette reports that Tyler Mook was on a boat with the girlfriend, his brother Andrew Mook and another woman in Palm City, Fla., on Oct. 4, Florida investigative reports indicate.
The reports indicate Tyler became enraged after his girlfriend asked him to slow down the boat. He is accused of throwing the woman off the boat, following her into the water and holding her under until Andrew came to her rescue.
Andrew and the other woman told investigators Tyler said he wanted to kill the girlfriend for "disrespecting" him in front of his family.
Tyler Mook remains in jail in Florida. He is considered a "person of interest" in the disappearance of his wife, Shelley, whose burned car was found near Murfreesboro after he met with her earlier on the day she disappeared.