New documents reveal possible suspect in missing teacher case

by: Mark Becker Updated:

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. —

New documents reveal a possible suspect in the disappearance of a mother and teacher who moved to Charlotte a few weeks ago.
 
Police, family and friends have been searching for Bianca Tanner since her boyfriend reported her missing Sunday, June 8.
 
The documents point to a truck driver from Thomasville and suggest he is a suspect in the disappearance in the missing school teacher case.
                               
Tanner disappeared almost two weeks ago from her apartment and police have yet to name a suspect.
                               
The court papers reveal that Tanner had taken out a restraining order against a man in March, after Tanner said he showed up at her home, and threatened to slash her tires and retaliate because of the way she was rejecting him.
                               
After he failed to show up for court, Greensboro police arrested him on Sunday and noted on his paperwork he was a suspect in Tanner's disappearance.
                               
Police have not publicly named a suspect in the case, but they questioned Tanner's current boyfriend, Angelo Smith, shortly after he reported her missing.
                               
They had taken his car, but it showed up back in the driveway of their apartment just two days ago.
                               
Court records reveal that Smith had also been involved in domestic violence cases with other women in Greensboro, but those cases were eventually dismissed.
                               
Tanner's family has been working closely with police but this afternoon a family friend told us they have not heard of any breaks in the case.
                               
Back on Druid Circle where Tanner was living, people are wondering also about the case.
 
Nicky Morrison said the only thing she's sure of is that no one in the neighborhood could have been involved.
               
“I know these people around are not going to hurt nobody,” she said.

The truck driver spoke with Eyewitness News on Friday and said Greensboro police told him he is no longer a suspect.

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department said they don't have any plans now to follow up with him, but they're not ruling anyone out as a suspect yet either.

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