Sexual Predator Former Fire Chief Remains in Prison

The former Fire Chief of The Thomas Drive Volunteer will remain in prison after the First District Court of Appeals extinguished his hopes of getting a new trial.

The District Court of Appeals rejected Tim McGarry’s request for the new day in court. He was convicted last year of having sex with underage girls.

A local judge sentenced him to 40 years in prison for three counts of committing lewd and lascivious acts on minor females.

McGarry appealed by his conviction and the 40-year sentence, but the DCA upheld both and rejected his appeals without comment.