County family faces fire, then theft
A Carter County woman moving her family after fire destroyed their former residence was left with nothing Monday morning when the trailer holding all her belongings was taken.
The woman told Carter County Sheriff’s Department Deputy Sarah McWhirter she was moving herself and her four children into a new apartment in Roan Mountain after her former home on Dolan Hollow Road had burned down.
To help with the move, the woman had borrowed a 10-foot enclosed trailer from a tree farm owner in Cranberry, N.C. She had filled the trailer with items of clothing and furniture that had been given to her by her mother.
The woman noticed the trailer missing from in front of her new apartment at around 10:15 a.m. Monday.
In her report, McWhirter said the woman told her a neighbor had noticed a gold 2010 Ford Explorer observing the trailer when it had been parked at her former residence, and again on Monday before it went missing.
The trailer, registered in North Carolina, is an early 2000s model, white, 10-foot-long with a black frame, a large pull-down door at the back, a door on the side and red lights on the top and back with white fender.
Items missing that were inside the trailer were listed as an oak dining room table with six chairs, a TV stand with red barn wheels, two electric guitars with an amp, a family Bible with pictures, a nightstand, a box of toys, a dresser, two lamps, two black iron end tables with glass tops, a box of girls clothes, two garbage bags full of boys clothes, household decorations, a 32’ Zenith TV, a DVD player and a Phillips radio.