The Dale County Sheriff’s Office responded to an Echo residence following a domestic dispute report.
The victim told authorities, James Lee Mashburn, 32, had assaulted her earlier in the day and abandoned her on the side of the road in Midland City.
Deputies tried to make contact with Mashburn but were unsuccessful. Over three hours later, authorities entered the residence and found Mashburn dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
The State Department of Public Safety, Houston County Sheriff’s Office, Wiregrass Violent Crime Drug Task Force and Echo Fire and Rescue assisted in the case.