Woman sentenced to six years in prison for false imprisonment, other charges

Kristen Kaye Weaver

A Tunnel Hill woman has been sentenced to six years in prison after pleading guilty to false imprisonment, possession of meth, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and possession of contraband by an inmate in two cases in Whitfield County Superior Court, according to District Attorney Bert Poston.

Kristen Kaye Weaver must also have no contact with her co-defendant, Christopher Tyson Rollins, who was sentenced to 20 years in prison in August after pleading guilty to kidnapping, false imprisonment and other charges. A man said Rollins shot him in the left hip and right calf, held him against his will and burned a tattoo into his right forearm with a heated iron rod.

According to a Whitfield County Sheriff's Office incident report, on July 3, 2018, at approximately 3:30 a.m. officers were sent to Hamilton Medical Center concerning a "gunshot victim."

A man said that on July 2 he went to the house of a girl he had "recently met." He said a man was waiting in the hallway of the house and struck him in the back of the head with the butt of a shotgun and "knocked him to the ground." He said the man then pointed the shotgun in his face, but he pushed it away. The man then pulled out a .32-caliber Smith & Wesson revolver and shot him in the left hip.

He said he "got up and sat on the couch." He said the man then "used a torch to heat up an iron rod and burn a tattoo on his right forearm ... " He said the man shot him in the right calf with the revolver. The man then "zip-tied his hands together and tied them with a bandana." He said the man told him, "If I don't kill you tonight I'll get your family."

He said while the man was on the phone he "saw his opportunity to leave."

He said at about 3:07 a.m. on July 3 he called his mother and asked her to pick him up because his truck had been stolen from the girl's house. She picked him up on Highway 41.

"I did observe wounds on (the victim) consistent with what he was stating," the deputy wrote in the incident report.

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