County School Bookkeeper, Husband Charged In Connection With Underage Drinking At Rental Hall

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

A county school bookkeeper and her husband have been charged in connection with underage drinking at a party at a rental hall.

School officials said Jennifer Bearden is an itinerant bookkeeper for the district.  She normally works at three different schools.  At this time, she is doing her normal bookkeeper work but does not report to a school site.

Jennifer and Travis Bearden were cited for contributing to delinquency.

The Sheriff's Office said in the incident last Friday night the Beardens were having a 16th birthday party for their daughter. Deputies were called to the hall on Sabakewell Lane.

Deputies said several young people were consuming alcohol.

The Beardens said they purchased the alcohol and were present at the party when several young people were drinking.

There were several beer cans, liquor bottles and a keg of beer at the party.

Several young people said they had been drinking. Those under 18 were released to their parents.

Deputies said there was a very strong odor of marijuana inside the party area. A bag of marijuana was found outside near one of the vehicles.



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