Daelyn Waldroup, North City Elementary ‘teacher of the year’ was charged with auto burglary, trespassing, drug possession



Charges have been brought against a lady who was earlier this year dubbed “teacher of the year” by Athens City Schools.

According to the police, Daelyn Waldroup, 26, broke into a car after scaling a fence to get to one that was impounded at a vehicle impound facility.

According to an affidavit we obtained, this occurred on the morning of June 6.

It states that J Pro Car & Towing on Decatur Pike received a call from Athens police.

According to the report, the officer discovered Waldroup there sitting in a locked car behind a fenced-in area.

According to the affidavit, she informed the officer that she was “gathering documentation to get the automobile registered so that she could pick it up.”

She informed the officer that a staff member had told her she could obtain her documents, but the staff member informed the officer that this was untrue and that she had counseled the woman against going outside the fence.

Waldroup was made to scale the fence by the officer so she could get her identification documents from the car she had driven to the towing lot.

The officer claimed that when she opened the door, a powerful stench was there.

Waldroup swore there was no marijuana in the vehicle. She granted permission for the police to search her vehicle.

The affidavit states that the officer, who was now joined by another officer, discovered “a small amount of marijuana, two pipes with marijuana residue, two grinders with marijuana residue, scraper and a huge container that held most of these goods.”

After that, Waldroup was detained and accused of violating the law against auto burglaries, breaking and entering, possessing marijuana, and having drug paraphernalia.

According to the affidavit, the car Waldroup was seen driving belongs to a man in Cleveland, who officials are attempting to get in touch with.

Athens City Schools recognized Waldroup, a teacher at North City Elementary, as its preK–4th grade teacher of the year in January of this year.

Athens Director of Schools Robert Greene told us on Monday that they are aware of the case, but will wait to see the results of the case in court before making a decision about her employment status.

Last known contact information
Address: 320 County Road 436 Athens, TN 37303
Phone: (423) 368-8474
Email: daelyn36@yahoo.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/daelyn.waldroup

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