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911 murder-in-progress call turns out to be fugitive hallucinating on drugs

Jeff Bobo • Dec 15, 2017 at 11:51 AM

ROGERSVILLE — Police believe a woman who called 911 Wednesday evening screaming and saying people were trying to kill her was on drugs and "extremely paranoid and suffering from hallucinations.

The woman, who was found to be a fugitive from justice, reportedly told the Hawkins County Sheriff’s Office later that she believed someone had "laced her meth with something like angle dust."

Shortly before 7 p.m. Wednesday a woman who failed identify herself called Hawkins County Central Dispatch from a "911 only" phone.

Aside from stating people were trying to kill her, the woman was reportedly screaming "get off of me" before hanging up.

Central Dispatch was able to "ping" her cell phone at the intersection of Watterson Gap Road and Byington Road, and three HCSO deputies descended on that area and commenced and intense search.

Deputy Kenny Lunsford Jr. located a woman identified as Amy Marie Walters, 36, 115 Ford Lane, Church Hill, in the middle of a nearby field wearing clothing that wasn't adequate for the cold weather including pants, a T-shirt and slip-on shoes.

"Walters was found to be very upset and crying, stating someone was trying to kill her, and they laced her meth with something like angel dust," Lunsford stated in his report. "Walters was found to be extremely paranoid and suffering from hallucinations. Walters had no idea where she was or even where she lived."

Walters was arrested for public intoxication, and was also found to have a pending arrest warrant for being a fugitive from justice. No other information on that warrant was available Thursday.

As of Thursday she was being held in the Hawkins County Jail without bond pending arraignment Monday in Sessions Court.

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