Former Titans Cheerleader Found Safe
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The former Tennessee Titans cheerleader who was accused of trying to solicit sex from a 12-year-old boy has been found.
Family and friends said 43-year old Elizabeth Garner had been last seen Tuesday afternoon around 2 p.m. She was found by Wednesday evening. No details were released about where Garner turned up.
Garner was arrested in March 2013 by officers with the Murfreesboro Police Department. They said while visiting a friend's home, Garner she followed a 12-year-old boy into the bathroom, fondled him, and then tried to seduce him.
The police report stated that Garner told sex crimes detectives, "that she was drunk that evening and that she got the boy confused with a man that was also at the residence."
"That's just absolutely no excuse for sexual assaulting a child. If you can't tell the difference between a 12-year-old and an adult then there are problems," said Kyle Evans, Murfreesboro Police spokesperson.
Garner told NewsChannel 5 in an off-camera interview that she was innocent. She faced up to an eight year sentence, if convicted.
In November, Garner pleaded no contest to a reduced charge of felony reckless endangerment, and received 18-months' probation. If she stayed out of trouble, her record would be expunged.
The former cheerleader was arrested again in December for a probation violation. Investigators said she violated the terms of her probation when she tested positive for a banned narcotic, and Judge David Bragg issued the warrant for her arrest.
She was released on $50,000 bond.
Garner was most recently a cheerleader with the Titans in 2008.