Boyfriend Of Missing Teacher Bianca Tanner Extradited

The boyfriend of a missing North Carolina teacher will face charges surrounding the delinquency of her 3-year-old son.

Angelo Smith Jr., 30, was moved Tuesday morning from the Illinois jail where he has been held to Charlotte, North Carolina, where he will face a misdemeanor charge of contributing to the delinquency of a juvenile. No additional details on that charge are immediately available.

Bianca Tanner, a 31-year-old second grade teacher from Greensboro, was last seen at Smith's Charlotte home on June 7, police said. What happened to her after that remains a mystery.

Bianca Richardson Tanner

A search warrant obtained by the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department on June 10 alleges Tanner's 3-year-old son told police that his mom and Smith were involved in an altercation prior to her disappearance.

"Mommy got a spanking with a belt," the boy said, according to the search warrant.

"Angelo kicked mommy's butt and made her cry," the boy continued, adding, "Angelo is mean to mommy and hurt mommy in the face."

Questioned by police, Smith allegedly said he and Tanner argued over a text message on the night of June 7 and Tanner left his home "intoxicated."

Smith reported her missing the following day.

The search warrant also reveals that Smith has an outstanding warrant for domestic battery in Arkansas. It states the victim in that case told police Smith "threw her onto the bed and covered her face, both mouth and nose, with his hand smothering her."

Smith disappeared in the days following Tanner's disappearance. U.S. Marshals reportedly arrested him on Thursday, at a relative's Glenwood, Illinois home.

Smith was denied bond on Saturday and waived his right to fight extradition after facing a Chicago judge on Monday.

According to, Smith's attorney claims his client went to Illinois because he felt he was being threatened and wanted to be near his family.

Authorities have not yet named Smith a suspect or person of interest in Tanner's disappearance.

Friends and family members have established the "Find Missing Bianca Tanner" Facebook page to share information in the case and an account to assist her family with search-related expenses has been established at Donations can also be mailed to Bianca Tanner/Bianca Richardson & Family, P.O. Box 14361, Greensboro, NC 27415.

Tanner is 5 feet 3 inches tall, weighs 110 pounds and was last seen wearing a red tank top, black shorts and black flat shoes.

Anyone who knows the whereabouts of Tanner is asked to call the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department at 704-336-8970.





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