Nation Singer and actuality present host Daniel Lee Martin, who was accused of kid abuse a number of instances and awaiting trial, has died. He was 54.
Martin was discovered useless from an obvious self-inflicted gunshot wound in his dwelling in Pasco County, Florida, on Friday when officers arrived to serve a number of warrants that had been issued out of Tennessee, a spokesperson for the Pasco County Sheriff’s workplace tells PEOPLE.
The warrants included three counts of sexual exploitation on a minor, three counts of aggravated sexual battery, two counts of committing an aggravated sexual battery and one depend of solicitation of a minor to commit rape of a kid, the sheriff’s workplace spokesperson says.
“Martin didn’t reply to makes an attempt to make contact with him,” a press release offered to PEOPLE states. “The PSO SWAT crew was known as in to help, as Martin beforehand made threats of hurt towards himself and others.”
“When deputies made entry to the residence, they found Martin deceased from an obvious self-inflicted gunshot wound,” the assertion says.
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TMZ was the primary to report Martin’s loss of life.
Martin was arrested final month on expenses of lewd and lascivious exhibition and prohibition of sure acts in reference to obscenity, the Tampa Bay Instances reported on January 29.
The arrest got here after a sufferer informed police that the singer had uncovered himself and started masturbating in entrance of them, in accordance with an arrest affidavit, the Tampa Bay Instances reported. The identical sufferer additionally stated that Martin confirmed them pornographic photos, and that this had occurred a number of instances when the sufferer slept over at his home.
Martin was reportedly launched inside three hours of his arrest on $15,000 bail.
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In September 2018, Martin was indicted by a grand jury on comparable expenses in Tennessee, for incidents with three youngsters ages 9 to 12 that occurred between Could 2014 and January 2018, in accordance with courtroom paperwork, the Tampa Bay Instances reported.
He reportedly turned himself in a month later. A trial had been scheduled for March, in accordance with the outlet.
In response to AllMusic.com, Martin started his nation music profession in 1997 and opened for stars like Willie Nelson, Charlie Daniels and Vince Gill.
He launched albums All That I Am in 2003 and On My Method to You in 2007.
Martin additionally cohosted a looking present Brotherhood Open air.
Should you suspect youngster abuse, name the Childhelp Nationwide Little one Abuse Hotline at 1-800-4-A-Little one or 1-800-422-4453, or go to http://www.childhelp.org. All calls are toll-free and confidential. The hotline is accessible 24/7 in additional than 170 languages.
Should you or somebody is contemplating suicide, please contact the Nationwide Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255), textual content “STRENGTH” to the Disaster Textual content Line at 741-741 or go to suicidepreventionlifeline.org.