Germantown police search for woman who gave false name

By Nick Kenney - bio | email

UPDATE: Linda Shelton turned herself in to the Germantown Police Wednesday night.

GERMANTOWN, TN (WMC-TV) - Germantown police are searching for a child abuse suspect who lied about her identity and disappeared after being released on bond.

According to Germantown police, a woman who identified herself as Tuesday Denise Embry was arrested for hitting her 14-year-old daughter last month in Sikeston, Missouri.  After posting bond, the woman returned home to Germantown.

On March 23, she was arrested by Germantown police in her apartment, once again for allegedly striking her 14-year-old daughter.  According to an arrest warrant, she allegedly beat her daughter with a mop handle for having a boy in the apartment.

When she was arrested, the woman told Germantown police her name was Tuesday Denise Embry. She was charged with aggravated child abuse, and locked up in the City Jail.  But the woman quickly posted $750 bond and disappeared - before police realized she wasn't who she said she was.

Germantown police now say the woman is actually Linda Greer Shelton.

"We were able to get her fingerprints and photograph and all those things that you do, but we did find out that she misled us and gave us the wrong name that night," said Germantown Police Department Deputy Chief Rodney Bright.

Shelton is wanted for identity theft, criminal impersonation, and multiple counts of forgery.

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