A Maryville woman absconded after she was freed on bond while facing drug charges in Federal court and failed to show up Oct. 2, for the continuation of her trial before the Honorable U.S. District Judge Thomas A. Varlan.
A warrant for the arrest of Tamral (Tammy) Guzman has been issued and the U.S. Marshals are actively searching for her.
Guzman is on trial for allegedly writing false prescriptions, conspiracy and possession with intent to distribute oxycodone, hydrocodone, and other dangerous drugs. Guzman was out on a personal recognizance bond and was scheduled to be in court Oct. 2 at 9 a.m., but failed to appear. The U.S. Attorneys Office will evaluate and decide if there will be any additional charges for failing to appear in court.
A personal recognizance bond allows a defendant to be released without posting any money or surety with the courts.
Guzman is a white female approximately 5-foot-5 and weighs 180 pounds. On her last court appearance, Guzman’s hair was medium brown with highlights and longer than shoulder-length. She has a tribal tattoo on her lower back and a three-inch scar below the left elbow.
The U.S. Marshals are asking the public to contact them at (865) 545-4182 if they have any information on her whereabouts.
The U.S. Marshals Service is the nation’s oldest federal law enforcement agency. U.S. Marshals annually capture more federal fugitives than all other federal law enforcement agencies combined.