published Friday, January 6th, 2012

Summerville man charged with burning his sister’s trailer

A Summerville, Ga., man was charged Thursday after police said he lit his sister’s trailer on fire last year.

Chad Tidmore was charged with arson on Thursday and is still being held in Chattooga County Jail, said Detective Kandy Dodd.

Several witnesses came forward claiming they saw Tidmore at the trailer of his sister, Donna Trust, in August, the day it burned to the ground, Dodd said.

Back in August, authorities called the state’s fire marshal to investigate what was considered a suspicious fire, Dodd said. After five months, Tidmore was arrested.

Tidmore is being held on a $35,000 bond.

about Joy Lukachick Smith...

Joy Lukachick is the city government reporter for the Chattanooga Times Free Press Since 2009, she's covered breaking news, high-profile trials, stories of lost lives and of regained hope and done investigative work. Raised near the Bayou, Joy’s hometown is along the outskirts of Baton Rouge, La. She has a bachelor’s degree in mass communication from Louisiana State University. While at LSU, Joy was a staff writer for the Daily Reveille. When Joy isn't chasing ...

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