NWGA Scanner | March 25th, 2021

Colorado woman takes vehicle without paying tow bill after Whitfield County deputy gives her a warning

According to a Whitfield County Sheriff’s Office incident report, on March 13th, 2021, at approximately 1:12 PM, Deputy Witt and Deputy Kirby got out with a broken-down GMC Yukon with Texas Registration at the intersection of Tunnel Hill Varnell Road and Reed Road. The vehicle was out of the roadway. Deputies spoke with the driver Terriyunda Warr, 38, of Denver, Colorado. Warr stated that she was traveling from Colorado to Miami, Florida, with her four children and that she had broken down. Warr did not have a valid driver’s license and stated that she had no preference for a wrecker. She also advised she had no way of traveling. A deputy requested the list wrecker, S&M Towing, and a taxi. The deputies then explained to Warr that if she was caught driving in the state of Georgia without a valid driver’s license, she would be arrested and go to jail. S&M Towing towed the vehicle, and Warr, along with four juveniles, left in the taxi. At approximately 3:48 PM, Deputy Witt responded to 1822 Chattanooga Road, S&M Towing, in reference to theft of services. The deputy spoke with the mechanic, who stated that Warr’s vehicle had been towed to that location for him to work on as per an agreement between them. He stated that the vehicle was parked in front of the shop with the keys in it while he spoke with another customer. During that time, Warr arrived in a taxi, then jumped in her vehicle and took off without speaking or paying her tow bill. The mechanic stated he had planned on charging her only $50.00 for the tow bill to help her out. At approximately 4:46 PM, Tunnel Hill Police Department Officer Van Dyke got out with Warr, and her vehicle broken down on the side of the road near the intersection of Chattanooga Road and Hideaway Drive. Deputies responded to assist. Warr stated when she arrived at the towing company that she had sat in her vehicle and did not see anyone to pay, so she took off with her vehicle. Warr stated she did not go inside or attempt to locate any workers. The deputy advised War that she did not have a valid driver’s license and that he had cut her a break and gave her a warning against driving. Georgia Department of Family and Children Services was contacted to take custody of the four juveniles that were in the vehicle. While placing Warr in handcuffs, she resisted arrest and refused to get in the patrol vehicle. Warr was transported to the Whitfield County Jail, where she was charged with driving without a license, theft of services, and obstructing law enforcement.