CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla.- Charlotte County Sheriff Bill Cameron announced this afternoon that the second man wanted in the murder of 19-year-old Tara Sadarovich on Oct. 1, 2001, has been arrested. Detectives of the Sheriff’s Cold Case Squad, and members of the CCSO Fugitive Apprehension Unit assigned to the U.S. Marshal Florida Regional Fugitive Task Force, developed significant leads that Phillip Gavin Barr, 43, was in the Hardwick, Vermont area. They passed the information on to the U.S. Marshal’s in Vermont and they pin-pointed Barr’s location.
At 10:00 a.m., Barr was located at 68 Pine Drive in Hardwick where he was living with a woman. As U.S. Marshal’s approached the home, Barr ran out the back door where he was met by other U.S. Marshal’s; he surrendered without incident. A search of his home located two rifles and he now faces possible Federal charges for being in possession of firearms by a convicted felon. Barr was taken to an area correctional facility where he was booked on the Charlotte County warrant for First Degree Murder. It is not known at this time when Barr will be returned to Charlotte County. CCSO will provide a booking photo of Barr when it becomes available.
David Ray McMannis, 39, of Cumberland, Maryland, was arrested Oct. 26 in that city, also for First Degree Murder in the death of Tara Sidarovich; he was transported back to Charlotte County on Nov. 4 and remains in the Charlotte County Jail on no bond. On Nov. 8, CCSO Cold Case Detectives arrested Linda Fay Dille, 46, of 27071 Fairway Drive. She was charged with two felony counts of Perjury in the Cold Case investigation.
Now that more information has been released and arrests have been made, if anyone has information pertinent to this case, is asked to please call the CCSO Cold Case detectives at 941-639-2101, or Crime Stoppers at 800-780-TIPS (8477).