Chickamauga, Ga., woman charged with making threats

Chickamauga, Ga., woman charged with making threats

December 18th, 2017 by Staff Report in Breaking News

Priscilla Ann Oliver, 47, of Chickamauga, Ga., was booked in the Walker County Jail last week after a neighbor complained that she made threats.

The problems started in September after Brenda Gail Cross accused Oliver's son, Gregory Lamar Smith, of fraud. (Smith was arrested in October on charges of forgery and exploitation of the elderly.)

Four days after Cross filed the report against Smith, according to an arrest warrant affidavit, she received a voicemail from his mother. Oliver allegedly told Cross that she had gone into her yard off Blue Hole Road in LaFayette and stolen her birdhouse. Cross also told investigators that somebody stole an electric drill and a logging chain.

According to the report, Oliver also left messages on Cross' phone, saying she was going to "beat her [expletive]" and "you are one sorry [expletive] and you best drop some charges on Greg right now."

During an interview Oct. 6, according to the report, Oliver told an officer she took some stuff from Cross' yard and left messages on her phone. The sheriff's office charged her with terroristic threats, influencing a witness and burglary.

According to Times Free Press archives, LaFayette police arrested Oliver in October 2012 for stabbing her estranged husband in the back and stomach with a steak knife. She pleaded guilty a year later to a reduced charge of battery.