Calomira Lynn Karras

Calomira Lynn Karras

A Ringgold woman was arrested after she allegedly burglarized her roommate's storage unit and made off with more than 25 chainsaws, police say.

According to the Catoosa County Sheriff's Department:

Calomira Lynn Karras, 46, of Sierra Lane, was arrested Oct. 4 on a charge of second-degree burglary.

Around 9:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 3, deputies were dispatched to Karras' address on Sierra Lane regarding theft accusations by her male roommate.

The roommate told deputies that when he was asleep the night before, Karras stole his keys and took off in his truck to his storage unit where she allegedly stole numerous items, reports show.

"He stated Ms. Karras had gotten over 25 chainsaws , some that worked and some that did not," Deputy Keith Cantrell said. "He stated she took all of them from the building , loaded them up in his truck and took them to Walker County to a guy and sold them to him to pay a personal debt she owed."

After confronting Karras, Cantrell says she admitted to the theft, but claimed she did it because her roommate still owed her money for the residence they'd just moved into.

The victim estimated the value of all the chainsaws and chainsaw parts stolen to be in the neighborhood of $1,000.

Adam Cook is a general assignment reporter and covers the Walker-Catoosa County area. He has been a reporter since 2009. He can be reached at The Catoosa County News office at 706-935-2621 and by email at acook@npco.com.