No bail issued for boyfriend of missing teacher Bianca Tanner
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The boyfriend of missing Guilford County teacher Bianca Tanner was not issued bail during a Saturday appearance in bond court, according to WBTV.
Angelo Grayson Smith, Jr, was arrested by U.S. Marshals Thursday in Chicago and charged with contributing to the delinquency of a minor. Police said this is an unrelated charge.
Smith reported Tanner missing on June 8. A search warrant said Smith told police he and Tanner got into an argument over a text message.
The search for the 31-year-old teacher is being called a homicide investigation. No suspects have been named.
There is no record of Tanner using her debit card or cell phone after she was reported missing.
During the investigation, detectives talked to several family members of Tanner, including her 3-year-old son.
Tanner’s son told police, “Mommy got a spanking with the belt. Angelo kicked mommy’s butt and made her cry.” The boy also told police that “Angelo is mean to mommy and hurt mommy in the face.”
The search warrant states police are looking for a belt/paddle, cellphones, clothes worn by Tanner during the alleged assault, evidence of blood, hairs and other bodily fluids.
Investigators said Smith had an outstanding warrant for domestic battery out of Arkansas. In that case, Smith’s girlfriend at the time reported to police that he “threw her onto the bed and covered her face, both mouth and nose, with his hand, smothering her,” the warrant states.
Tanner was moving to Charlotte from Greensboro. She is a second-grade teacher at Reedy Fork Elementary School.
Tanner is described as a black woman, 5’3″, 110 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes. She was last seen Saturday on Druid Circle wearing a red tank top, black shorts and black flats.
Anyone with any information regarding the whereabouts of Tanner is asked to contact Detective Faulkner at 704-336-8970 or call 911.