FDLE arrests Bristol man for murder


For Immediate Release

September 26, 2016
BRISTOL, Fla. - Agents with the Florida Department of Law Enforcement arrested Floyd Eugene Parrish, 61, of Bristol, Fla., for second degree murder with a firearm. FDLE is investigating the case at the request of Liberty County Sheriff Nick Finch. 
Parrish is accused of killing James Lester Nesmith, 53, of Bristol, just before midnight on Sept. 25, 2016 at Parrish’s home, 6194 Southwest Forrest Road 180 in Bristol.  Nesmith was visiting Parrish when the two began arguing and the shooting occurred. 
Parrish was arrested today and booked into the Liberty County Jail.
The State Attorney’s Office, 2nd Judicial Circuit will prosecute this case. 
For Further Information Contact:
Gretl Plessinger, Molly Best, Philip Kiracofe or Steve Arthur
FDLE Office of Public Information
(850) 410-7001