Country Singer and reality show host Daniel Lee Martin, who was accused of child abuse multiple times and awaiting trial, has died. He was 54.

Martin was found dead from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound in his home in Pasco County, Florida, on Friday when officers arrived to serve multiple warrants that had been issued out of Tennessee, a spokesperson for the Pasco County Sheriff’s office tells PEOPLE.

The warrants included three counts of sexual exploitation on a minor, three counts of aggravated sexual battery, two counts of committing an aggravated sexual battery and one count of solicitation of a minor to commit rape of a child, the sheriff’s office spokesperson says.

“Martin did not respond to attempts to make contact with him,” a statement provided to PEOPLE states. “The PSO SWAT team was called in to assist, as Martin previously made threats of harm against himself and others.”

“When deputies made entry to the residence, they discovered Martin deceased from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound,” the statement says.

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TMZ was the first to report Martin’s death.

Martin was arrested last month on charges of lewd and lascivious exhibition and prohibition …read more



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