Pitt County Deputy Facing Charges

A Pitt County deputy has been arrested for supplying wine to a 20-year-old.

Authorities say Deputy Amanda Tyndall was charged with supplying alcohol to an underage person.

SBI spokeswoman Noelle Talley says Tyndall allegedly supplied wine to someone under 21 years old. She says the SBI was asked to investigate Tyndall on June 8th by the district attorney.

Tyndall is a DARE officer with the department and is on the state DARE board of directors.

Sheriff Mac Manning says all of Tyndall's DARE classes have been canceled this fall, and that no action will be taken against her at this time.

According to a sheriff's office citizen's complaint form, Tyndall was at Tie Breakers bar on June 5th with her step-son's girlfriend. An ALE officer says he saw a minor drinking out of a wine glass. The officer cited the 20-year-old her for underage drinking. In the complaint form, the ALE agent said Tyndall leaned over to her right to speak with someone and at that time, the underage woman reached over Tynddall's shoulder, picked up the wine glass and drank from it. In the complaint, witnesses told deputies that Tyndall turned away when the ALE agent came up to the table, and that she left the business.

Pitt County says Tyndall has been a deputy since October 2005 and makes $39,435 a year.

Tyndall is the second person connected to the sheriff's office to face arrest this year.

In July former Deputy Michelle Pollard was indicted after an SBI investigation into whether she tipped off a the target of a drug investigation.

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