ERWIN — Following nearly two hours of testimony, Criminal Court Judge Stacy Street determined that too much doubt existed to convict the Erwin woman charged earlier this year with spitting on a police official's pizza.
Amanda Engle, 30, 729 Rock Creek Road, was found not guilty of vandalism at a Tuesday bench trial in Unicoi County Criminal Court. Engle was arrested in January and was initially charged with disorderly conduct for allegedly spitting on a pizza purchased by Unicoi County Sheriff's Department Chief Deputy Frank Rogers. This charge was amended to vandalism at a March hearing in Unicoi County General Sessions Court. In May, a Unicoi County grand jury indicted Engle on one count of vandalism under $500.
If Engle had been convicted, she could have faced up to one year in jail.
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