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Second Person Charged In Boys Death

Last updated on Friday, August 21, 2009

(MIDLAND, IN) - A second person has been charged in the death of 14-month-old Travis Bohannon.

Tanya Salesman-McIntyre, the girlfriend of Travis' father Ronald Bohannon, was charged yesterday afternoon with two counts of false informing, one count of obstruction of justice, and one count of assisting a criminal.

Tanya McIntyre falsely informed police that the boy had been hit by a stray bullet when she dialed 911.

29-year-old Ronald Bohannon told police he was pushing his son in a stroller when his son was hit by a stray bullet.

The Sheriff's Department said Bohannon later admitted making up the story and that the gun discharged accidentally.

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29-Year-Old Ronald Bohannon

Photo Courtesy of the Greene County Sheriff's Department

A handgun was discovered near the scene in which Travis was killed.

Ronald is facing the following six charges; reckless homicide, a class A felony; pointing a firearm, a class D felony; possession of a handgun without a permit, a class A misdemeanor; possession of a handgun with a prior felony conviction within 15 years, a class C felony; receiving stolen property, a class D felony; obstruction of justice, a class D felony and false informing, a class A misdemeanor.

Bond for Bohannon has been set at $34,000.

Travis Bohannon was killed this past Sunday. His parents are currently going through a divorce and Travis had been living with his mother in Terre Haute.

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14-Month-Old Travis Bohannon

Midland is located in the Northwest end of Greene County.

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