Crime Briefs Men break into Silos house, smash car windows
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.