A 36-year-old white female pulled a disappearing act — apparently with the help of her sister — after Commerce police told her they wanted to talk to her about vandalizing her ex-boyfriend’s vehicle.
According to the incident report, the victim, a 34-year-old black male, called police to a Lindsey Court apartment. He explained he was ending a two-year relationship with the woman after learning that she was married and was still seeing her husband.
The victim said he went to a Lindsey Court apartment to be with friends, and she arrived and started arguing with him. He began taking her things out of the vehicle, but she indicated she wanted to take the vehicle, which he said belonged to him. She got mad, he told police, took a metal pole out of the vehicle, smashed the rear passenger window, dented a door, broke off an antenna and left walking as he called 9-1-1.
The officer called the woman, who promised to meet with police. When she did not show up, the officer called the same number and another woman — the suspect’s sister — answered. She told the officer that she and the suspect were on the way to meet the officer, had stopped at a convenience store where the suspect — who the sister said was pregnant — had a seizure and was being taken by ambulance to an Athens hospital.
The cop apparently was skeptical. He checked with dispatchers for Banks, Jackson and Madison counties and found no EMS units dispatched. When he was able to call the women back, the suspect’s sister changed the story and reported that the two were on the way to the emergency room via private vehicle.
Hours later the officer made contact again. The sister told the officer she was unsure which emergency room the suspect was at, but she advised that family members reported that the suspect came by, got some clothes and left with “Lisa,” with whom she was going to reside — in Lagrange.
The sister also conceded that an active probation warrant might have influenced the sister’s decision.