2nd arrest in connection with Tara Sidarovich murder
PUNTA GORDA, Fla. - Charlotte County's Cold Case detectives arrested 46-year-old Linda Fay Dille of Punta Gorda charging her with perjury in connection with the Tara Sidarovich murder.
Sidarovich disappeared and was murdered in October 2001.
Dille was the live-in girlfriend of suspect Phillip Gavin Barr. The 43-year-old Barr is charged with Sidarovich's murder and remains at large.
39-year-old David Ray McMannis has already been arrested and charged with first degree murder in the Sidarovich case.
Dille is charged with two counts of perjury, both 2nd degree felonies.
Investigators say Dille lied to the State Attorney about cell phones that she claimed were used by Barr and herself to stay in contact on the date of the murder. Records show that at least one of the cell phones in question was inactive because service to it had been suspended.
The investigation continues and additional arrests are pending.
Anyone with information about the whereabouts of Phillip Barr are urged to call the Charlotte County Sheriff's Office at 941-639-2101 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-780-TIPS (8477)>