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Tattoo info released on man wanted in 2001 Punta Gorda murder

Barry Miller

Tattoo info released on man wanted in 2001 Punta Gorda murder

CREATED Nov. 1, 2012

PUNTA GORDA, Fla.--- The Charlotte County Sheriff's Office released more information that may help locate 43 year old Phillip Gavin Barr wanted for First Degree Murder in the Oct. 1, 2001 death of Tara Sidarovich of Punta Gorda.

Barr was in the Florida Department of Corrections Glades Correctional Institute from Dec. 18, 2008 to May 3, 2009 serving time for Charlotte County drug charges. The DOC listed the numerous distinguishing tattoos on Barr. On his back are a Playboy Bunny and a mouse. Tattoos on his left arm include cards, a diamond, a cross, JH, and D. On his right arm are an Ice Man, a spider, and a skull with wings.

The Charlotte County Sheriff’s Cold Case Unit obtained new evidence and testimony and the State Attorney’s Office in the 20th Judicial Circuit issued arrest warrants for Barr and an accomplice, 39 year old David Ray McMannis. McMannis was arrested Oct. 26 in Cumberland, Maryland, by members of the Allegany County Combined Criminal Investigative Unit. He waived extradition and will be returned to Charlotte County.

Barr has not been located and a nationwide search is underway. Attached is Barr’s Florida prison photo.

If anyone has information on the whereabouts of Phillip Barr, please call the CCSO at 941-639-2101, or Crime Stoppers at 800-780-TIPS (8477).