LUZERNE COUNTY (WBRE 28/WYOU 22 EYEWITNESS NEWS) — More information has come to light after the Bradford County Coroner suddenly resigned on Wednesday.
Thomas Carman is accused of trying to meet up with a 15-year-old boy.
Carman resigned Wednesday, according to a press release from Bradford County Commissioners. The Luzerne County District Attorney is investigating an incident involving Carman that happened Tuesday in Kingston.
Bradford County Commissioner Daryl Miller confirmed to our sister station WETM that it has to do with a video circulating online. He said county officials were made aware of the video Tuesday night.
“At first, I put an 18-year-old profile… Once I start talking to the person and I tell them that I’m underage to see if they want to meet up or anything like that,” Luzerne County Predator Catcher Musa Harris said.
In a Nexstar exclusive interview, Harris, known online as the Luzerne County Predator Catcher, says he recorded an encounter with Carman at a convenience store in Kingston on Tuesday and posted the video on social media.
According to Harris, Carman was there to meet and have sex with who he thought was a 15-year-old boy he had been messaging with online. The 15-year-old boy was really Harris, who says he didn’t realize who Carman was until his followers pointed it out.
Harris shared screenshots of the conversations he claims he had with Carman while posing as a 15-year-old. Harris says he did hand over the video and messages to law enforcement.
“If they call me down there I know it’s serious. If you get a call from the DA’s office like ‘we need you to come down here and bring that information down and everything with you,’ it’s serious,” Harris said.
Eyewitness News reached out to Carman and have yet to receive a response. The role of coroner will be temporarily filled by the Chief Deputy Coroner until a new one is appointed by Governor Tom Wolf.