Tallahassee man charged with killing Canadian military member in Bay County


A Tallahassee man was arrested and charged with murder after the man he allegedly attacked died from his injuries, Bay County Sheriff’s deputies wrote in a news release.

On Saturday, a group of individuals met and talked with Martin Liam Brayman, 33, a Master Corporal in the Canadian military stationed on Tyndall Air Force Base. Brayman Brayman them to his home on Beach Drive, on Panama City Beach. Once at the home, Brayman’s girlfriend and roommate became uncomfortable with the new group and the group was asked to leave.

Brayman apologized and told the group they would get together later.

Once the group left, they realized they did not get any contact information from Brayman. They returned to the home on Beach Drive and Brayman came out to talk with them. His girlfriend and roommate watched from inside the home.

According to witnesses, as the driver of the white Mercedes stood outside the vehicle and got Brayman’s contact information, Justin Timmons, 23, one of the passengers, seemed to grow agitated as he waited in the car. He got out of the vehicle, walked up to the victim, and hit him in the head. When Brayman fell, the group drove away in the Mercedes.

Subsequent investigation indicates Timmons struck the victim multiple times, deputies wrote. Brayman was taken to a hospital but sustained a serious head injury and died from his injuries Monday night.

The Leon County Sheriff’s Office and Bay County investigators obtained a warrant on an open count of murder for Timmons. He was arrested Tuesday in Leon County. He will be transported to the Bay County Jail.

Copyright 2020 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Latest Local News Video

Memorial Day Weekend brings in thousands of tourists

Thumbnail for the video titled "Memorial Day Weekend brings in thousands of tourists"

WCSO warns of phone scam

Thumbnail for the video titled "WCSO warns of phone scam"

Keep PCB turns 'trash into treasure'

Thumbnail for the video titled "Keep PCB turns 'trash into treasure'"

ECP celebrates ten years

Thumbnail for the video titled "ECP celebrates ten years"

Coronavirus House Calls | May 23

Thumbnail for the video titled "Coronavirus House Calls | May 23"

Family moves back into home 583 days after Hurricane Michael

Thumbnail for the video titled "Family moves back into home 583 days after Hurricane Michael"
More Local News