Hawkins County investigators name three suspects in murder

Hawkins County investigators name three suspects in murder, attempted arson

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Christopher Varalli (source: Facebook) Christopher Varalli (source: Facebook)
Randy Hall (Source: Hawkins County Sheriff's Office) Randy Hall (Source: Hawkins County Sheriff's Office)
Lisa Harr (Source: Hawkins County Sheriff's Office) Lisa Harr (Source: Hawkins County Sheriff's Office)
James Hall (Source: Hawkins County Sheriff's Office) James Hall (Source: Hawkins County Sheriff's Office)
Another image of Randy Harr (Source: TBI) Another image of Randy Harr (Source: TBI)

By JOSH AULT
6 News Reporter

ROGERSVILLE (WATE) - Hawkins County sheriff's investigators have named three suspects in the murder of a Surgoinsville man who was found shot to death in his burning mobile home.

Authorities say Christopher Varalli, 36, was found dead last March.

Along with a gun shot wound, an autopsy revealed more information about how Varalli was killed.

"Autopsy results showed the victim died of the result of a gunshot wound and toxic levels of cyanide," said Hawkins County Sheriff Ronnie Lawson.

Investigators said at the time they were not sure if Varalli knew the person who shot him because there was no sign of forced entry to his home on George Allen Road.

Officers would only say they didn't think Varalli's death was a random act.

Authorities say Varalli lived at the home with his wife, two children and a step-daughter. They were not home at the time of the shooting.

On Wednesday, deputies named three suspects in the case - Randy Harr, Lisa Harr and James Hall.

According to deputies, Lisa Harr is the victim's ex-wife.

Deputies say her current husband, Randy Harr, 43, of Kingsport, is the one who shot Varalli. He faces first degree murder charges and aggravated burglary and arson charges.

Lisa Harr, 40, has been charged with tampering with evidence and intent to interfere with an arrest.

A third suspect, James Hall, 52, who is a friend of the couple's, is already in custody at the Sullivan County Jail on unrelated charges. He has also been charged with intent to interfere with an arrest.

The Harrs are now on the run.

"Randy and Lisa Harr are believed to fled the state of Tennessee and are currently somewhere on the East Coast of the United States," said Sheriff Lawson.

Lisa Harr used to live in Buffalo, New York, but authorities also believe they could be in Florida.

On Wednesday afternoon, Randy Harr was added to the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation's Top Ten Most Wanted list.

A $1,000 reward is being offered for information leading to his arrest.

Randy Harr is described as a white male, 5'7" tall, weighing 140 lbs., with strawberry blonde hair and blue eyes.

He also has a criminal history that includes public intoxication, driving violations and drug possession.

Lisa Harr is described as a white female, 5'2" tall, weighing 140 lbs., with brown hair and blue eyes.

People who live on George Allen Road in Surgoinsville are glad someone has been charged in the case.

"I'm glad they caught someone," said neighbor Kenneth Housewright. "I was about to give up. I didn't think they would ever get anybody."

Anyone with information is asked to call the Hawkins County Sheriff's Office at 423-272-4848.

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