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Suspect sought for online solicitation
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TRINITY – A 28-year-old Trinity man was being sought by police this week on a felony charge of on-line solicitation of a minor. A warrant was issued last week charging Robert Corley with sending text messages of a sexual nature to a 12-year-old girl. According to Trinity Police Chief Steve Jones, a team of officers from the TPD, Trinity County Sheriff Department and the Precinct 1 and 2 constable offices went to a residence on Dryden Street shortly after midnight on Thursday, Feb. 7 to serve the arrest warrant. Jones said he and Pct. 2 Constable Mark Cole took position in the woods behind the house in an effort to cut off a potential escape route. Other officers lead by Deputy Sheriff Daniel Adams went to the front door. "This was not the first time we had been to this particular residence so we wanted to be prepared is the suspect tried to run," Jones said. When Adams and the other officers went to the front, Jones said the suspect "bailed out the back door" but headed down a different path than was expected. He was then able to elude the officers in a wooded area. Jones said investigators were later told when the suspect ran, he took a pistol and some narcotics with him. "That seems to have been confirmed when we later found a small amount of marijuana and traces of cocaine in the house," Jones said. He added officers also recovered some bullets hidden beneath a mattress in the residence. Jones noted that Corley is currently out on bond pending trial after being arrested earlier on a felony delivery of a controlled substance charge involving crack cocaine. Other officers involved in the raid included Pct. 1 Constable Rusty Barrett, Deputy Sheriff Poe, Deputy Sheriff John Archer and TPD Officer Travis Bryan,


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