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Missing teacher's boyfriend has history of domestic violence

Posted June 20, 2014

— Court records show the man who argued with missing teacher Bianca Tanner and reported her missing on June 8 has a history of domestic violence. Two women  took out restraining orders against Angelo Smith Jr.

Police have said they are treating Tanner's disappearance as a homicide. They investigated a man whom Tanner said threatened her, but have ruled him out as a suspect, according to documents related to the case.

A search of the home that Smith and Tanner shared turned up a belt, cellphones and evidence of blood. Tanner's three-year-old son also told detectives that his mother's boyfriend hurt her in the face, according to search warrants.

Tanner, 31, grew up in Garner and lived in Greensboro before moving to Charlotte, where she had been hired to work on a special project to improve educational opportunities for eight schools.

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  • aqualung Jun 24, 2014

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    Nothing wrong with the sentence. Placing the dependent clause at the beginning of the sentence would make for easier reading, but there's nothing grammatically wrong.

  • Barbara Sossomon Jun 23, 2014
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    This young ladies need to start doing background checks on these guys. What a shame that her 3 year old son saw something, and it does not sound like it was good.

  • witmasta Jun 23, 2014

    So which one is it? Is the three year old a search warrant?
    " Tanner's three-year-old son also told detectives that his mother's boyfriend hurt her in the face, according to search warrants."

  • landonsgrampa Jun 23, 2014

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    This case hasn't sounded good since day 1. It is extremely unfortunate that at some time in investigations like this, it will turn from looking for the return of Miss Tanner, to a body location and recovery mission. If the boyfriend isn't helping, he is hurting.

  • Cabe Merritt Jun 23, 2014
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    This doesn't sound good at all....