A Tennessee man wanted in connection with a homicide in that state committed suicide Monday in a Calhoun hotel room after being surrounded law enforcement officials, according to the Gordon County Sheriff’s Office.
According to the sheriff’s office:
Terry Lee Releford, 34, of Soddy Daisy, Tenn., was found at a Calhoun motel on U.S. 41 North near Interstate 75.
Gordon County deputy depites and personnel from the U.S. Marshal’s Service and the Hamilton County (Tenn.) Sheriff’s Office surrounded the motel and cornered the suspect.
Communications were established with Releford but when officers entered the room they found him dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
In addition to being wanted in connection to the homicide, Releford was also wanted on an aggravated rape charge in Tennessee.
Tennessee authorities advised that Releford was a registered violent sex offender.
His death is being investigated by the Gordon County Sheriff’s Office and the Gordon County Coroner’s Office.
According to an article in the Chattanooga Times Free Press, police had been searching for Releford since Sunday when his wife, Tammy, was found dead.
Tennessee law enforcement officals said Releford’s wife had two juvenile daughters who were in the house where there mother was killed, but one of them was able to run to a neighbor for help, the newspaper reported. ..Source.. by The Calhoun Times