Clinton Walmart shooting suspect accused of leaving woman to die in separate crime

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CLINTON, Tenn. (WVLT) -- The man accused of fatally shooting 23-year-old Marshall Pinsly at a Clinton Walmart on April 28 is now facing charges associated with two different incidents.

Robert Myers, 32, was indicted on second degree murder, attempted first degree murder, especially aggravated kidnapping by serious bodily injury, especially aggravated kidnapping by deadly weapon, aggravated assault by deadly weapon and aggravated assault by serious bodily injury charges.

Myers was charged with second degree murder for allegedly shooting Marshal Pinsly at the Clinton Walmart on April 28. Pinsly died from a single gunshot wound in the parking lot.

Police confirmed that Myers and Pinsly did know each other previously. The Clinton Chief of Police said that the Pinsly was the husband of Myers' ex-wife.

Investigators told Local 8 News they don't believe the shooting was a "random road rage incident." That may explain why Crystal Pinsly said she, Pinsly and Myers have a history of domestic disputes. District Attorney General Dave Clark said the two are believed to have been involved in a disagreement over child visitation.

Crystal told Local 8 News Reporter Niku Kazori she never imagined that history would lead to death.

"My husband would never try and kill him or anything like that," she said. "I just want everybody to know that my husband would not intentionally go up to someone and try and harm them," she added.

Crystal Pinsly said before he went behind bars, Myers reached out to her family asking for forgiveness.

"He has contacted my son, he's messaged him on Facebook, and he posted something on Facebook, asking my son for forgiveness, asking both of my boys, but that's not forgivable," Crystal Pinsly said.

Although she was satisfied with the charge her ex-husband faces in the Walmart shooting case, Crystal said she believes there's still more to go before this chapter in her and her family's life is complete

"I believe he needs to serve life in prison so this way I don't ever have to think about him coming in contact with my children ever again," Pinsly said to Reporter Niku Kazori.

Myers was charged with attempted first degree murder, especially aggravated kidnapping by serious bodily injury, especially aggravated kidnapping by deadly weapon, aggravated assault by deadly weapon and aggravated assault by serious bodily injury in relation to an incident investigated by the Anderson County Sheriff's Department.

Brandy Moneymaker was rushed to UT Medical Center for emergency surgery after she was found with cuts, broken bones and a brain injury on New River Highway in rural Anderson County on February 8.

Moneymaker alleged she was beaten by Myers at a home on Airbase Road in the Briceville area, where Myers lived with co-defendant Tommy Dearing.

She told deputies she was loaded in a truck and transported at gunpoint to a remote mountain mining area after the beating. Moneymaker said she was then forced out of the vehicle by Myers, shot and left for dead on a mountain side.

Sheriff Paul White commented on the case, "Deputies have worked very hard putting in hundreds of hours investigating this case. We are very happy to have the Defendant indicted and arrested."

White continued to call the case a challenging, but important case.

Myers was arrested Wednesday night by the Clinton Police Department and is being held subject to a $600,000 bond.

Tommy Dearing was arrested Thursday morning by the Anderson County Sheriff's Office and is being held subject to a $75,000 bond.

Myers and Dearing are scheduled to appear at an arraignment hearing in the Anderson County Criminal Court on May 26.