Grand jury yet to indict; Tennant may testify if grand jury acts

Popular East Hampton CVS Manager Free On $500,000 Bond




The family of Patchita Tennant, the popular manager of a CVS drug store in East Hampton who has been charged with shooting and seriously wounding her boyfriend at their Flanders residence, put up a $500,000 bond September 10, freeing her from the county jail in Riverside, where she had been held since her arraignment on the shooting charge September 7.

She has been put on a leave of absence by the drug store chain while she works through her legal troubles. She was charged with assault in the first degree, and criminal discharge of a weapon, both felonies.

The case has not yet been presented to a grand jury, her attorney, Austin Manghan, said Monday. He said that when the case is presented, Tennant, who is alleged to have shot her boyfriend three times, may exercise her right to testify, according to her attorney. Manghan has said that the shooting was in self-defense, and that Tennant had been physically abused by the shooting victim, Andrew Silas Mitchell.

Her next date in Southampton Town Justice Court is scheduled for November 4, but, if indicted, the case will be moved to county court in Riverside.

t.e@indyeastend.com