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Woman accused of tasing in Cracker Barrel denied bond

Posted: July 23, 2013 - 9:41am  |  Updated: July 23, 2013 - 11:01pm
Iyana Nicole Herbert, 23, of Augusta, was charged with using a stun gun and tire iron to attack the woman who got custody of her child after the custody hearing. Herbert was denied bond in a preliminary hearing.   Photo by Jim Blaylock
Photo by Jim Blaylock
Iyana Nicole Herbert, 23, of Augusta, was charged with using a stun gun and tire iron to attack the woman who got custody of her child after the custody hearing. Herbert was denied bond in a preliminary hearing.

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.

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 with prosecution on a charge of aggravated assault in Superior Court.

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 then followed Harrison and her family to Cracker Barrel at 522 N. Belair Road and rammed their car with her SUV.

Herbert, armed with a tire iron and the stun gun, then confronted Harrison and others inside the restaurant and began firing the weapon.

“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 from Herbert.

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

At least one person was tased inside the restaurant. Columbia County Corner 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. She was assaulted 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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corazon

Different counties

This woman was denied bond, because this case is in Columbia county and she is black. the women that was driving on the wrong way on River watch pkwy and killed some people is out on bond because her case is in Richmond county. If you are black or Hispanic dont do anything in columbia county because the law is applied different .

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AugustaGeeAye

Corazon... how ignorant are you?

This woman was denied bond because she is a danger to this family. She went one a rampage with a vehicle, tire iron, and stun gun. She clearly has no respect for anyone's safety.

The woman involved in the wreck does not present a clear and present danger to anyone. There was no evidence to determine her driving was intentional.

Both are horrific events. One was an intentional attack... the other was just someone being about as dumb as your comment. That is why one is still in jail, and the other is allowed freedom... at least for now.

corazon

You the one that is ignorant..

Let me tell you something you the one that is ignorant, if you leave in columbia county and you are not white the law is apply differently.. both of the case are completely wrong . if you been in the court in columbia county you know what i am talking about or maybe not, your must be white. you dont see one black person working there maybe a security guard or the cleaning person. Yes the law is not apply the same way to everybody.. and everything in georgia is base in skin color...

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Celeste Cortes

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Celeste Cortes

Foster Parents are child traffickers

Mother flipped out because her children where just Stole by child traffickers that use the most corrupt part of the American Justice system and given to Child trafficking Foster parents.
That is what REALLY happen. Stay tune and see what is about to be the biggest scandel in America since Watergate

Celeste Cortes

Foster Parents are child traffickers

Mother flipped out because her children where just Stole by child traffickers that use the most corrupt part of the American Justice system and given to Child trafficking Foster parents.
That is what REALLY happen. Stay tune and see what is about to be the biggest scandel in America since Watergate

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