(PatriotWise.com) — A Florida anger management therapist was charged with murder after he shot and killed a homeless man and stuffed his body into a car, the New York Post reported.
DeLand Police arrested 46-year-old Travis McBride, the owner of Starting Point Mental Health, last Thursday after officers responded to a report of a “suspicious incident” at a home in DeLand, according to a police statement.
In the 911 call, obtained by WESH, the person reporting said there had been a murder and “a couple of eyewitnesses” saw a man cleaning blood off the ground.
The 911 caller claimed to have seen the suspect drag the body across the road and place it in his car before leaving. The caller reported that the man returned and began cleaning blood off the road.
Officers responded to the scene just after 7:00 a.m.
DeLand Police Captain Prurince Dice told WKMG that shell casings and blood were found on the street.
McBride’s Nissan Versa was found nearby, with the body of Clinton Dorsey, 52, stuffed inside the trunk.
While canvassing the area, police located the suspect and took him into custody, according to the police statement.
DeLand Police Chief Jason Umberger told WKMG that investigators believed that McBride was having an “ongoing dispute” with Dorsey. While their relationship was unclear, Umberger said it was clear that the two knew each other.
One neighbor reportedly told officers that McBride had come to her house the previous day looking for Dorsey. He told her Dorsey put broken glass in a jar for McBride’s dogs. The neighbor claimed that McBride threatened to kill Dorsey, whom she said was homeless and lived in the woods nearby.
At the time of his arrest, McBride had injuries on his arms, hands, and torso. He reportedly told police that he got the injuries from “shooting” and training dogs.
McBride was charged with first-degree murder (premeditated) and is currently being held without bond in the Volusia County Branch Jail.
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