The boyfriend of murdered Georgia mother Debbie Collier’s daughter allegedly threatened violence in opposition to her total household final yr in a chilling notice — and was arrested simply final month for violating parole.
“When you or your loved ones ever come close to me once more I’ll harm them,” former novice MMA fighter Andrew Giegerich supposedly wrote to Debbie’s daughter Amanda Bearden in a chilling notice obtained by The Publish.
The handwritten message scrawled in inexperienced marker was included in police proof images following a May 2021 domestic dispute between Bearden and Giegerich, who had been residing in a house owned by her step-father, Debbie’s husband Steve.
“Have a pleasant life you mendacity ass b—h. Don’t ever contact me once more!!!” Giegerich apparently wrote within the notice earlier than making the threats.
In response to police paperwork, Bearden claimed her boyfriend had damaged into her residence, screamed at her and attacked her, displaying police bruises on her shoulders and arms.
A police report reads: “In her lounge, Bearden confirmed me a handwritten notice left on a pocket book.
“She suggested Giegerich wrote this earlier than he left.”
Giegerich – who had an novice MMA report of 4 wins and three losses however hasn’t fought since 2018, based on tapology.com – was arrested and hit with varied expenses, together with battery on account of the incident.
Athens-Clark County police described the 2 as having “a household violence relationship.”
“Andrew Giegerich did deliberately trigger seen bodily hurt to Amanda Bearden, to wit: she had seen bruising to the suitable arm and shoulder,” his Might 2021 arrest warrant said.
He was additionally ordered to keep away from Beardon, who was additionally arrested and charged on the similar time for making a false police report for saying Giegerich had damaged into their residence once they truly lived collectively. Her case over the incident continues to be believed to be ongoing.
The identical police report additionally quoted a person who recognized himself as Beardon’s step-father, who informed officers: “The violence between Bearden and the boyfriend was fairly fixed over your complete time they’ve dated, spanning a few years.”
Regardless of the order to remain away, Bearden and Giegerich look like nonetheless residing collectively in the identical home, claiming they moved again from Maryland simply two days earlier than Debbie disappeared.
Giegerich informed The Publish Thursday he and Bearden had their telephones confiscated by police after Debbie’s dying.
“They’ve interrogated all of us. The people who find themselves closest to [Debbie] are form of looked at as suspects right now,” he mentioned.
Nonetheless, it’s normal police process to interview kinfolk and those that had been final to see an individual alive following a homicide, as a part of the method of eliminating them from the investigation.
Neither Bearden or Giegerich have been named as suspects or individuals of curiosity by the Habersham County Sheriff’s Workplace or Georgia Bureau of Investigation, who’re collectively investigating Debbie’s dying.
Giegerich didn’t instantly reply to a request for remark about his threatening notice on Friday.
It was Bearden who initially raised the alarm and reported her mom lacking after receiving a haunting Venmo fee from her on Sept 10.
Debbie wired her daughter $2,385 with a notice that mentioned “They aren’t going to let me go. Love you.”
She was discovered lifeless in a ravine about 60 miles north of her Athens, Ga. residence on Sept. 11, bare and partially burned based on police paperwork.
Beardon and Giegerich mentioned they’d final seen Debbie the day past when she had purchased them lunch.
Police data present Beardon and Giegerich have lengthy had a unstable relationship.
After the Might 2021 incident, a quick observe arraignment was made for him in June 2021, noting it was his “second or subsequent arrest for a household violence offence” and placing the ban on him contacting Bearden.
Nonetheless, he was charged with violating that order in September 2021 after he went to Amanda’s residence and allegedly “banged on doorways and home windows demanding to get inside,” based on the court docket paperwork.
That very same month, he was arrested for misdemeanor DUI, having marijuana, not sporting a seat belt, not having required tag lights and reckless driving.
He pleaded responsible to not having the required tag lights and reckless driving, and the remainder of the fees had been dismissed.
Giegerich pleaded responsible in January to the home violence counts in opposition to him and was sentenced to 12 months probation.
He was then arrested once more for violating his parole on August 26 and ordered to serve six days in jail and to indicate proof he had entered a substance abuse remedy program inside 20 days.
It was not instantly clear if he served the jail time or entered remedy.
Bearden additionally has a string of prior arrests, together with incidents the place she had argued with different boyfriends.
In 2012 a combat along with her boyfriend resulted in an arrest for battery, however she later pleaded responsible to the lesser cost of disorderly conduct in November 2012, incomes her 12 months’ probation, an order to take anger administration programs and to haven’t any contact with that boyfriend.
In 2013, Bearden, then 27, broke probation after she “tried to supply a fraudulent pattern” to a drug check lab and was sentenced to 30 days within the native jail. It’s unclear how a lot time she spent in confinement.
Police say they’ve categorized Debbie’s dying as a murder and have dominated out each kidnapping and suicide.