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Sunday July 31st, 2016 5:28AM

Lumpkin Co. deputy coroner suspended after arrest

By B.J. Williams News Director
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CUMMING - After her arrest Monday night at a Forsyth County bar, the deputy coroner for Lumpkin County has been suspended from her job.<br /> <br /> Sonya Abercrombie was arrested Monday night and charged with impersonating a police officer, according to Forsyth County Deputy Doug Rainwater. He said Abercrombie and a friend ordered alcoholic drinks at Austin's Tavern on Highway 20 in Cumming, and the waitress asked for identification.<br /> <br /> "At that point, Ms. Abercombie stated that she was a police officer and that she didn't need to show an ID," said Rainwater.<br /> <br /> He said management at the bar called law enforcement, and Abercombie was arrested.<br /> <br /> Abercrombie was released on $5,610 bond, according to Rainwater.<br /> <br /> Lumpkin County Coroner Ronald Fortner confirmed that Abercrombie has worked for him for about two years. He said she was suspended without pay when he learned of the arrest.<br /> <br />
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