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Corley surrenders at district court hearing
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TRINITY – A 28-year-old Trinity man wanted on a felony charge of on-line solicitation of a minor surrendered during a district court appearance last week. Robert Corley was making an appearance on a previous felony delivery of a controlled substance (crack cocaine) charge in Groveton when he surrendered to authorities on the latest charge. He was subsequently released on a personal recognizance bond. Earlier this month, a warrant was issued charging 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. When Adams and the other officers approached the front of the house, 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. Officers subsequently found a small amount of marijuana, traces of cocaine and some bullets in the residence. 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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