clear
Monday June 29th, 2015 7:14PM

Lumpkin Co. deputy coroner suspended after arrest

By B.J. Williams News Director
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 />
© Copyright 2015 AccessWDUN.com
All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without permission.
Grass fire impacts rush hour traffic on 985
Rush hour traffic on I-985 was slowed by a grass fire Wednesay afternoon with one lane closed while firefighters fought the blaze.
10:19PM ( 5 months ago )
Judge denies motions to move, delay Tsarnaev trial
Lawyers for Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev asked a federal appeals court Wednesday to overturn a judge's decision to not move his upcoming trial out of state.
10:02PM ( 5 months ago )
Sheriff: Man shot 2 on I-85 because he wanted car
A 22-year-old man shot two people who stopped to give him a ride on Interstate 85 in South Carolina on Christmas Eve because he wanted their car to drive to Georgia, a sheriff said Wednesday.
5:21PM ( 5 months ago )
Local/State News
Committee leaves transportation funding to lawmakers
Georgia will have to cover a $1 billion to $1.5 billion transportation funding gap to stay economically competitive, a committee of lawmakers is warning in a report issued Tuesday.
5:36AM ( 5 months ago )
US off war footing at year's end, but wars go on
Taking America off a permanent war footing is proving harder than President Barack Obama may have suggested.
6:13PM ( 5 months ago )
Politics
Minority leaders form "Black-Brown Alliance" to oppose at-large voting
More than 20 people, including leaders in the African-American and Latino communities, gathered in a conference room at the Newtown Florist Club in Gainesville to discuss the city's at-large voting system.
5:56PM ( 1 hour ago )
Sculptor chosen for MLK statue at Georgia Capitol
A sculptor has been selected to create a statue of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. that will stand on the grounds of Georgia's Capitol, Gov. Nathan Deal announced Monday.
5:40PM ( 1 hour ago )
US stocks notch worst day of year as Greek crisis escalates
NEW YORK (AP) — Fears that Greece's troubles could spread through the global financial system shook markets on Monday, driving U.S. stocks to their worst day of the year.Investors fled from stocks in...
4:51PM ( 2 hours ago )
Price Road house fire total loss
Hall County Fire Services responded to the 5200 block of Price Road on the report of a barn fire Monday morning.
4:16PM ( 2 hours ago )
GSP searches for vehicle involved in hit-and-run that critically injured man
The Georgia State Patrol is asking for some help from the public as troopers search for a vehicle that struck a 64-year-old man on Clarks Bridge Road last Thursday.
2:34PM ( 4 hours ago )