New documents reveal possible suspect in Bianca Tanner case

GREENSBORO, N.C. — New documents reveal a possible suspect in the disappearance of Guilford County teacher Bianca Tanner.

Christopher Hamilton, 32, of Greensboro, was arrested over the weekend for failure to appear in court on April 25th after Tanner filed a restraining order against him.

Hamilton was released on a $500 secured bond and listed as a “suspect in the missing school teacher case.”

Hamilton, a truck driver, said Friday by phone that detectives cleared him in the case. He also said he provided them with debit card transactions that show he was in Greensboro when Tanner went missing in Charlotte.

The second grade teacher at Reedy Fork Elementary disappeared almost two weeks ago while visiting her boyfriend, Angelo Smith, in Charlotte.

Court documents show Tanner had taken out a restraining order against Hamilton in March, claiming he showed up at her home and threatened to slash her tires and retaliate because of the way she was rejecting him.

Hamilton says he was good friends with Tanner but was forced to back away after she started dating Smith. Hamilton also claims Smith made Tanner take out the restraining order.

Police have not publicly named a suspect in the missing case, but they questioned Angelo Smith, shortly after he reported her missing.

Charlotte-Mecklenburg police officials say they did question Hamilton and let him go. Investigators added they are not ruling anyone out in the case.​

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