Former Husband of Missing Teacher Charged With Attempted Murder In Separate Case

Tyler Mook. Picture from tcpalm.com

Tyler Mook. Picture from tcpalm.com

We have an update on a story we reported to you a few weeks ago. Tyler Mook is the ex-husband of a missing Bedford County woman and teacher Shelley Mook. He got into trouble in October down in Florida and now charges have been filed.
As we reported in October, police said Tyler Mook got into an argument with his girlfriend, threw her off a boat into the water and attempted to hold her under. Mook has been charged with attempted first degree murder.
Police said Tyler Mook’s brother, Andrew Mook, was able to put him in a chokehold long enough for the woman to escape. Another witness on the boat claimed to have heard Tyler Mook say, “No one disrespects me in front of my family. I will kill her.”
Police upgraded the original domestic battery charges on Tyler Mook to attempted first-degree murder.
While he does not represent Tyler Mook in Florida, Tyler Mook’s Tennessee attorney David Raybin said, “I am not aware of any reason an alleged domestic dispute should have been elevated to a felony. Mr. Mook has asserted his innocence of this, and I stand behind him.”
Tyler Mook is now in the Martin County jail in Florida on a $100,000 bond.
Shelley Mook went missing in 2011. Her burned car was later found in Murfreesboro. Tyler Mook made several appearances in court trying to get custody of the couple’s daughter. The child is in the custody of Shelly‚Äôs Mother. Mook has not been charged in this case.