|UC man identified as local arson suspect |
|Posted: Monday, November 28, 2011 9:02 pm |
| The Union City Police Department, with the assistance of Tennessee State Bomb and Arson, has identified the individual believed to be responsible for the Nov. 18 burglary and arson of a Union City home. |
The fire left a woman and a 5-year-old boy homeless.
Police have identified Corey Coleman, last known address of 416 Adams St., Union City, as the person allegedly responsible.
A Crime Stoppers tip led investigators to a suspect vehicle which was located and identified as being operated by Coleman on the night of the arson. A search of his residence turned up evidence from a burglary which had occurred at the home of Charlotte Turner at 919 East Vine St. about one week prior to the arson, as well as evidence tying him to the arson, a press release from the Union City Police Department states.
The fire was reported around 11 p.m. and the structure was fully involved by fire when firefighters arrived. Police reported fire officials indicated the fire was suspicious in nature, with two separate ignition points in the residence.
Investigator Chris Cummings has said that Ms. Turner and the boy she is raising were displaced and lost virtually everything in the fire.
Coleman, 34, is described as a six-foot-one-inch tall black man weighing about 150 pounds, with a large growth on his right earlobe.
Warrants have been issued by the Union City Police Department for arson, two counts of aggravated burglary and two counts of felony theft. Coleman is also wanted by the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office for multiple felony charges.
Anyone who has information about this crime, the whereabouts of Coleman or any other crimes is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 885-TIPS or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Tips could be worth up to a $1,000 reward. Published in The Messenger 11.28.11