Tyler Mook told to stay away from child

Sunday, October 14, 2012

The ex-husband of a missing Harris Middle School teacher has been ordered to stay away from his own child after alleged talk about burning down a grandparent's home.

A temporary restraining order was signed against Tyler Mook, ex-husband of Shelly Mook, who disappeared in early 2011, after an emergency motion to suspend his visitation rights was filed by Debra Sikora, Shelly Mook's mother and primary custodian of her granddaughter.


Evidence was heard this week before Circuit Court Judge Lee Russell in which Tyler and Kim Mook, the child's paternal grandmother, allegedly had conversations with the girl about burning down Sikora's home in Pennsylvania.

The restraining order was filed against Tyler, Kim and also Jim Mook, the child's grandfather. A hearing is set for Oct. 30 at 9 a.m. on the matter before Russell.

Authorities have said that Tyler is considered a "person of interest" in the case since his ex-wife's disappearance last year.


Shelly Mook was last seen on the afternoon of Feb. 28, 2011, at Tyler's home outside Shelbyville as she dropped off their daughter. Her burned car was found that night near Murfreesboro.

A $20,000 reward remains in effect for information in the case. Call the Bedford County Sheriff's Department, (931) 684-3232, or the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, (800) TBI-FIND.