Crime Briefs Men break into Si­los house, smash car win­dows

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By Am­ber Pittman Abbott and the fe­male pas­sen­ger mov­ing around quite a bit. Abbott was re­port­edly shak­ing his head and say­ing some­thing to the fe­male. When the of­fi­cer reached the win­dow Abbott low­ered it and, ac­cord­ing to re­ports, the smell of al­co­hol was un­mis­tak­able. Abbott re­port­edly ap­peared flushed, had blood­shot eyes and spoke slowly.

Ac­cord­ing to re­ports, Abbott said “how are you do­ing tonight of­fi­cer?” and ad­mit­ted to hav­ing drank “a few.” When asked to step out of the ve­hi­cle he com­plied but was un­steady on his feet and stum­bled to­ward the rear of his car where he swayed back and forth while speak­ing with the of­fi­cer, ac­cord­ing to re­ports.

Abbott agreed to field so­bri­ety tests as well as a breath test, which showed his al­co­hol level at .141 grams. In Ge­or­gia, a per­son is legally drunk if they blow a .08. Abbott’s par­ents were called to pick up his ve­hi­cle.

He was trans­ported to the Newton County De­ten­tion Cen­ter where he was charged with lit­ter­ing on the road­way and DUI. man came from and that she was car­ry­ing her child at the time of the in­ci­dent. She de­scribed the man as skinny with a bald head and said he ran off in the di­rec­tion of the By­pass Road. She said the purse he took was a black Chanel and all that was in­side of it was her li­cense, food stamp card, $20 and her pre­scrip­tion for Xanax.

While speak­ing with Tanker­s­ley, the of­fi­cer noted in his re­port that she was in­cred­i­bly calm for some­one who had just been robbed and that she seemed more wor­ried about her pre­scrip­tion for Xanax than any­thing else. Her child was re­port­edly buck­led in a car seat and Tanker­s­ley kept re­peat­ing that she needed a note from the po­lice in or­der to get an­other pre­scrip­tion from her doc­tor’s of­fice.

The of­fi­cer ex­plained to her that if she was ly­ing about be­ing robbed in or­der to get a pre­scrip­tion for more Xanax she would be placed un­der ar­rest, but she al­legedly stuck with her story about be­ing robbed. He asked Tanker­s­ley to open the trunk of her ve­hi­cle and she com­plied, ac­cord­ing to re­ports. In­side the of­fi­cer no­ticed a purse which con­tained a black wal­let with all of her in­for­ma­tion in­side of it and a $20 bill. When asked if that was the purse that had been stolen she al­legedly said “no,” and that her purse that was stolen had only her Xanax pre­scrip­tion on it.

Ac­cord­ing to re­ports the of­fi­cer ex­plained once more that falsely re­port­ing a crime was against the law and she would be ar­rested for it. Af­ter a few mo­ments, Tanker­s­ley al­legedly told the of­fi­cer that she had been ly­ing about be­ing robbed and that she wanted to get more Xanax be­cause she was ad­dicted to it.

Her mother was called to the scene to pick up Tanker­s­ley’s child and ve­hi­cle. Tanker­s­ley was trans­ported to the Newton County De­ten­tion Cen­ter, where she was charged with fil­ing a false re­port of a crime and false state­ments to a law en­force­ment of­fi­cer. was ar­rested Wed­nes­day af­ter re­port­edly beat­ing up her mother and brother.

Of­fi­cers from the Cov­ing­ton Po­lice Depart­ment were called to a home on Grif­fin Lane and when they ar­rived they found a ju­ve­nile fe­male sit­ting on the front porch of the home. When of­fi­cers ap­proached her and asked her what hap­pened she al­legedly said noth­ing.

The girl’s mother and brother came out on the porch and the mother re­port­edly told of­fi­cers that her daugh­ter was cur­rently on pro­ba­tion and of­fi­cers in­structed the woman to call her child’s pro­ba­tion of­fi­cer. The of­fi­cer again asked the ju­ve­nile what was wrong and how she got a scratch that was vis­i­ble on her neck, ac­cord­ing to re­ports. She fi­nally replied and al­legedly told of­fi­cers that her mother had scratched her on the neck while try­ing to break up a fight be­tween the girl and her brother.

When asked what prompted the fight, the girl re­port­edly told of­fi­cers that her mother had be­come up­set with her be­cause she was talk­ing to her boyfriend on the phone too long. She was asked what hap­pened af­ter her mother be­came up­set with her and she al­legedly replied “me and my brother got into it.”

Of­fi­cers went in­side the home to speak with the girl’s mother and saw that she had a black eye, bruises, cuts and scratches on her face and fore­head. She also had a wad of hair missing from her head. She re­port­edly told them that her daugh­ter had done it and that she had also hit her brother ( also a ju­ve­nile) in the nose and that it was pos­si­bly bro­ken.

The mother was asked what hap­pened to cause the ruckus and, ac­cord­ing to re­ports, she told of­fi­cers that the girl had started a fight with her brother and that it had some­thing to do with her daugh­ter’s boyfriend. She re­port­edly said that when she tried to break up the fight be­tween her chil­dren af­ter her son was hit in the nose, her daugh­ter hit, punched and scratched her.

Of­fi­cers spoke with the girl’s pro­ba­tion of­fi­cer and on her request trans­ported the girl to the ju­ve­nile de­ten­tion fa­cil­ity in San­der­sville af­ter she was fin­ger­printed and charged with bat­tery.

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