More info released on man wanted for 2001 murder

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Posted: Thursday, November 1, 2012 5:38 pm | Updated: 2:43 pm, Wed Nov 14, 2012.

PUNTA GORDA - The Charlotte County Sheriff's Office has released more information that may help locate a man wanted for First Degree Murder in the 2001 death of Tara Sidarovich of Punta Gorda.

43-year-old Phillip Barr is described as having numerous distinguishing tattoos, according to the Florida Department of Corrections.  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.

Barr has not been located and a nationwide search is underway.

If anyone has information on the whereabouts of Phillip Barr, please call the sheriff's office at 941-639-2101, or Crime Stoppers at 800-780-TIPS.

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