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Man arrested in connection to murder of victim found dead in Tallahassee

Police say victim was shot and killed
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Man found dead on Pecan Road was shot to death
Posted at 11:03 AM, Jan 13, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-13 11:21:02-05

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — The Leon County Sheriff's office has arrested a man suspected in the murder of a victim on Pecan Road exactly one year ago.

Cleveland McNair was arrested on Tuesday for the murder of a man who was found shot to death on the morning of Jan. 13.

In December, the Tallahassee Police Department announced the arrest of Sherill Victoria Conner, 51, for accessory after the fact of first-degree homicide.

According to a probable cause affidavit, Conner called police on the night of January 9, 2020 to ask them to remove the victim, who has not been publicly identified by police, from her apartment, however, officers were unable to do so as they determined he had "established residency at the apartment and would need to be evicted."

Investigators said that angered Conner, so she called McNair whom she knew to be "intimidating."

The affidavit showed that McNair convinced the victim to leave Conner's home with him and an unknown suspect. Approximately 48 minutes later, McNair and the unknown suspect returned to Conner's home without the victim.

Days later on January 13, 2020, the victim's body was discovered in a wooded area in the 2700 block of Pecan Road.

In the months following his death, police released composite photos of the man and managed to identify him as well as contact his family.

Through an investigation, police connected Conner and, later, McNair to the victim's murder.

Prior to being arrested for murder, McNair was arrested for attempted murder in connection to a shooting in Live Oak on June 24, 2019.