Amanda Tyndall Issues Statement After Trial

Two days after being found not guilty of supplying wine to someone under 21, Amanda Tyndall is speaking out.

The Pitt County sheriff's deputy issued a statement Thursday afternoon, saying she was grateful, that in her case, the system worked.

Tyndall, who was a D.A.R.E. officer for the department before her arrest, was found not guilty by the judge in a day-long trial Tuesday in district court.

In her statement, Tyndall says her arrest has been "very hard personally and for my family as well." She asked for the continued support of those who stood behind her.

Tyndall continued to work as a deputy after her arrest, but was reassigned from the D.A.R.E. program.


Amanda Tyndall Statement

I as all citizens, am thankful for our system of justice which requires that one be proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt. I am grateful that, in this case, the system worked so that I was exonerated of the allegations filed against me. I am thankful for the support of my family, friends, church, co-workers, and the general public who have stood behind me throughout this process. This matter has been very hard personally and for my family as well. I ask for THE continued support of those who have stood behind me as I continue to strive to succeed both professionally and personally.

Amanda Tyndall


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The trial of a Pitt County Sheriff's deputy is over, with a not guilty verdict.

Deputy Amanda Tyndall was accused of giving wine to a 20-year-old woman.

Just after 6:00 p.m. Tuesday, Tyndall was found not guilty in a Pitt County courtroom.


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A Pitt County deputy sheriff, accused of supplying wine to an underage woman, is taking the stand to tell her side of the story.

The trial for Amanda Tyndall began this morning in a district courtroom. The deputy took the witness stand around 4:30 p.m.

Tyndall, who is a DARE officer, is charged with supplying wine to someone who is not old enough to legally drink. The SBI says she allegedly supplied wine to someone under 21 years old at TieBreakers in Greenville.

Tyndall was on the stand for about 30 minutes. She denied giving alcohol that night, or at any time to Elizabeth Dominique.

On the stand for most of the morning was Dominique. The woman, who was 20 years old at the time of alleged incident, testified that she has known Tyndall for a long time and had a relationship with her stepson.

Dominique testified that prior to the TieBreakers incident, she was given alcohol by the deputy on at least 20 different occasions, mostly at Tyndall's home.

Dominique testified that on the night in question, Tyndall offered her a sip of her wine almost immediately. She said that happened at least two or three more times before an ALE agent saw Dominique holding the glass of wine. The woman testified that among the people at the table that evening were two other Pitt County deputies, including Tonya Leggett. Leggett resigned Monday after being charged with DWI this past weekend.

Under cross examination from Tyndall's attorney, Dominique admitted she thought the charges against her would be dropped if she testified. Her charges were eventually dismissed in exchange for completing 30 to 40 hours of community service and having an alcohol assessment.

Dominique said she was very angry with Tyndall for leaving the bar as she was arrested. She felt Tyndall had set her up, thinking the deputy should have helped her out.

The woman is an honor student at ECU and says she's receiving two different scholarships. Dominique admitted if convicted of her original charges she could have lost those scholarships.

Tyndall has not been disciplined because of her arrest. Sheriff Mac Manning has been in the courtroom observing the trial, as well as Neil Elks who defeated Manning in the primary.


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  • by Anonymous on Jun 22, 2010 at 12:38 PM
    How did she make a foolish mistake? She was having dinner with friends...the 20 year old made the mistake!
  • by To Anonymous on May 27, 2010 at 09:31 PM
    I bet Alan would have alot to say about her. His deputies are not allowed to go to bars and consume alcohol in his and their jurisdiction. No matter what I think about him he has a high standard of morals. She would be the first to tell you he would have fired her for being charged and putting her and his reputation in question with this situation. This is a rediculous situation and should have never happened she knows better and yes I know Amanda but she made a foolish mistake even putting herself in this situation and I would bet that she is more careful in all aspects of her life. Now we have to wait and see if Neil is as forgiving as Mack I just don't think he wants to start his era with this dark cloud. Best wishs Amanda and Scott hope it all works out, they are nice people that deserve a chance but we shall see soon.
  • by To Tyndall and Huusband on May 26, 2010 at 09:53 PM
    Tyndall is a deputy and for those that don't know, her husband is a trooper...I'm soooo glad she was found not guilty, because these charges were stupid. I hope however, for all the leniency and understanding they both begged for during this process, that they both learned a lesson. How many tickets have they both written or little charges have they filed that could've been let go because the circumstances were kinda gray...Probably lots. I hope they learn a lesson that even the smallest actions can be misconstrued, and think twice every time before accusing someone of actions that can't be proved which they both have done hundreds of times. She didn't deserve to be charged, but they both now know what they've put other people through countless times without justification. Think about it next time Mr. and Mrs. Tyndall when you write up a marginal charge.
  • by Duplin on May 26, 2010 at 09:36 PM
    Moonshine used to be the lifeblood of my community. A little sip here and there just put hair on your chest. What's all this silliness over a sip of wine. Come down south a minute tyndall. We won't bug you in Duplin....unless you roll with Wilie Nelson.
  • by Anonymous on May 25, 2010 at 08:38 AM
    Oh and to answer your question as to why she left Beaufort County..she left because her husband moved to Pitt with his job. I bet Alan would not have one bad word to say about her!!
  • by Anonymous on May 25, 2010 at 08:36 AM
    To Jamie: Actually she was there having dinner, I was with her! She had Chicken strips and french fries! So try again know it all who really knows nothing! You act like she is the only deputy who drinks in a bar she was with 3 others that night! SHE DID NOTHING WRONG!!! A JUDGE PROVED THAT WITH HIS VERDICT! SO CHEW ON THAT!
  • by To Jamie Location: Greenville on May 25, 2010 at 07:29 AM
    Where or what type of work do you do?
  • by Jamie on May 25, 2010 at 06:36 AM
    No matter what anyone has to say here she represents the Sheriff at all times in her private life and at work. She should not be at a bar drinking at anytime in the jurisdiction where she works. She was not out having diner like some want you to think. She should be dicplined by the Sheriff for being in the bar bringing dis-credit to the Office of the Sheriff. It would be interesting to know why she is no longer employed for Sheriff Jordan in Beaufort
  • by Steve on May 24, 2010 at 12:35 PM
    I don't see why these drunk teens are not deported. No need for them here, all they will create is crime and more single mothers. They do not benefit society in the slightest. Time to send a message - you drink, you get deported, no ifs, ands or buts.
  • by ??? Location: ???? on May 24, 2010 at 09:30 AM
    ok this is stupid. like alot of other people have said, if you are old enough (18) to die for millions of people then your old enough to drink. and just because your at the legal age to drink does not mean you will drink more maturly than an illegal age person. and 21 year old can get drunk and go out and kill someone in a car wreck, but an 18 year old might just drink a few and be smart enough not to get on the road. age does not define maturity. Personality does. and your actions do. so let the case go and drop dani's charges. there are millions of teenagers under 18 drinking. you can't stop all of them.
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