David Coram

Lafayette resident, 50-year-old David Coram, was arrested in a Macon County courtroom on Wednesday, June 26, when it was discovered during his court hearing that a ‘fugitive from justice’ warrant had recently been issued for his arrest out of Wausau, Wisconsin.


The warrant, issued on June 19, 2013, stated that Coram had violated his parole following charges of possession of child pornography in Wisconsin.

According to Macon County General Sessions Court records, Coram was scheduled to appear in Macon County court to face charges of violating the Tennessee Sex Offender Registry Law.

The local affidavit of complaints, written on June 11, 2013, state that Coram purchased a home at 101 Walton Ave. in Lafayette, which is within 1,000 of a public park and is a violation of the sex offender registry due to his child pornography conviction in Wisconsin. Court documents also list Mr. Coram as living at 604 John Street in Lafayette.

Further investigation by officers also showed that Coram had two E-mail accounts that had not been placed on the Tennessee Sex Offender Registry, as required by law.

When Coram appeared in court, the judge was notified of the outstanding warrant in Wisconsin and Coram was booked into the Macon County Jail while awaiting extradition.