The mother and grandmother of a young adopted Russian boy sent by himself back to Moscow failed to make an appointment they had originally scheduled Friday to talk to Bedford County Sheriff Randall Boyce about the case.
Boyce told media representatives Friday that Torry Hansen would not be showing up at his department, but "may be here sometime next week."
"She called and said her attorney didn't think it was in her best interest at this point ... mainly because of the media being here," Boyce said.
Boyce told the press:
"This is an international deal ... and we're going to handle it a little bit at a time so we don't make a mistake," he said, adding that his department had never dealt with this kind of situation before.
Here is his interview:
Does Sheriff Boyce look like somebody who is flattered to chitchat with State Department and Russian Embassy officials? Does he look like somebody who enjoys a hundred media crews camping out in his town and chasing away "customers?" Does he appear to be somebody who will cut the Hansens slack?
I spent a couple years in South Georgia. Don't judge these good ol' boys by their cover.