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Woman accused of using stun gun in Cracker Barrel denied bond

Tuesday, July 23, 2013 10:48 AM
Last updated Wednesday, July 24, 2013 9:46 AM
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A judge denied bond Tuesday to an Augusta woman accused of attacking the adoptive family of her son with a stun gun and tire iron last month.

Iyana Nicole Herbert, 23, of Augusta, is accused of attacking the adoptive family of her son with a stun gun and tire iron.  JIM BLAYLOCK/STAFF
JIM BLAYLOCK/STAFF
Iyana Nicole Herbert, 23, of Augusta, is accused of attacking the adoptive family of her son with a stun gun and tire iron.

Columbia County Magistrate Judge Jason Troiano said at the preliminary hearing that Iyana Nicole Herbert, 23, of Windsor Spring Road, was a danger to the community. He also ruled there was enough evidence to proceed in Superior Court with prosecution on a charge of aggravated assault.

Authorities said that on the morning of June 27, Lisa Harrison was awarded full custody of Herbert’s 2-year-old son at a hearing at the Evans courthouse. Herbert followed Harrison and her family to Cracker Barrel at 522 N. Belair Road and rammed their car with her SUV, they said.

Herbert, armed with a crowbar and the stun gun, confronted Harrison and others inside the restaurant and fired the weapon, authorities said.

“There were people running, jumping over tables trying to get out,” Columbia County sheriff’s Deputy Robert Blandenburg said at the hearing.

The family, along with other patrons in the restaurant, fled out the back emergency exit, but Herbert followed. Blandenburg was the first deputy to respond and found Herbert outside trying to use the stun gun. Someone had already taken the tire iron away.

“She was definitely going to town trying to zap those people,” Blandenburg said at the hearing.

At least one person was stunned inside the restaurant. Columbia County Coroner Vernon Collins and his wife witnessed the incident. Collins helped the deputy restrain the woman until she could be handcuffed.

Blandenburg had to put Herbert on the ground to calm and detain her. Someone else struck her while he held her against a wall.

“I saw a hand come out of nowhere and slap her across the face,” Blandenburg said. “I think they were very angry about what was going on.”

Herbert has been held in the Columbia County Detention Center without bond since her arrest.

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CricketSeranade
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CricketSeranade 07/23/13 - 11:33 am
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Gee, I wonder

why the judge terminated her rights? Hmm, could it be she's PSYCHO!!!

Just My Opinion
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Just My Opinion 07/23/13 - 11:57 am
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If Obama had a psycho

If Obama had a psycho daughter, it would be Iyana!
Man, what a weird chick. Glad nobody was hurt worse than they were.

my.voice
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my.voice 07/23/13 - 12:18 pm
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“I saw a hand come out of

“I saw a hand come out of nowhere and slap her across the face,” Blandenburg said. “I think they were very angry about what was going on.”

Ya think?

redapples
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redapples 07/23/13 - 12:33 pm
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Hopefully this 2 year old boy

Hopefully this 2 year old boy will go on to live a loved life!

sugarbutton
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sugarbutton 07/23/13 - 03:07 pm
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All I can say

to this is God bless the family who has adopted this young child who I'm sure has seen way too much in his life. My husband and are have a child we've had almost his entire life and finally the rights were terminated and we can adopt him. The family was a little crazy when we got custody, but never anything like that. The whole purpose was to keep our sweet son out of harms way and make him feel so loved and now he knows he is OUR son. I hope the child didn't witness this incident. And, whoever smacked her in the face....should've picked up a chair inside and swung upside her head. No child should have to live in hell.

rmwhitley
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rmwhitley 07/23/13 - 05:30 pm
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Wonder how
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obama and holder stand on this case? sharpton? naacp?

oldredneckman96
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oldredneckman96 07/23/13 - 05:57 pm
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Adoption
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We have to have a law that only allows one way for information to flow in adoptions. The child and adoptive parents must have access to all the info they want on the biological parents of the child for medical reasons to say the least. The parents that have had their rights removed should never have any access to the any one involved in the child future. No one wants to adopt the baggage the child might bring with criminally insane parents like this one.

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corgimom 07/24/13 - 06:38 am
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"And, whoever smacked her in

"And, whoever smacked her in the face....should've picked up a chair inside and swung upside her head. "

YES, Sugarbutton, you nailed it!

avidreader
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avidreader 07/24/13 - 08:41 am
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Corner

Valerie, make a quick edit.

harley_52
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harley_52 07/24/13 - 09:10 am
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Crime In Columbia County....

Good heavens...what a mess.

Sean Moores
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Sean Moores 07/24/13 - 09:47 am
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@ avidreader 8:41

Thanks for the heads up. I fixed it.

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lifelongresident 07/24/13 - 04:02 pm
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she had a weapon i would have
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she had a weapon i would have shot her pure and simple...one less animal to feed, clothe and house for the next 20 years

fatherinevans
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fatherinevans 07/25/13 - 07:16 am
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obama as a woman

this is what Obama would look like if he was a woman!

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