Liberty Co. Man Held on $100k Bond for 2nd Degree Murder

By Keneisha Deas | kdeas@wmbb.com

Published 09/27 2016 07:21PM

Updated 09/27 2016 07:21PM

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A man accused of second-degree murder appeared before a judge at the Liberty County Courthouse today.
 
Floyd Parrish, 61, has a bond set at $100,000.
 
In a report by the Liberty County Sheriff's Office, Parrish admits to shooting 53-year-old James Nesmith once deputies arrived to his home Sunday night.
 
The shooting happened on Forrest Road 180, just South of Bristol.
 
Both Parrish and Nesmith had gotten into an argument.
 
Parrish is also the man who Sheriff Nick Finch released after he was arrested on a concealed weapons charge in 2013.
 
Finch said he believed Parrish's 2nd amendment rights had been violated.  
 
The case went to the FDLE to investigate.
 
Governor Rick Scott suspended Finch from office and he was charged with official misconduct for allegedly disposing of some of the Parrish case file.
 
A jury later found Finch 'not guilty', and he returned to office.
 
The FDLE is now investigating this current case as well.
 
Parrish is scheduled for an arraignment October 10th.

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