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CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- The boyfriend of a missing teacher went before a judge on Wednesday.

Angelo Smith, Jr., is a person of interest in Bianca Tanner's disappearance. Smith was brought to Charlotte from Chicago on Tuesday and has been named a person of interest in the case.

The judge made it much easier for Smith to get out of jail. Everyone in court, even the prosecutor, agreed that a $100,000 bond for a contributing to the delinquency of a minor charge was unprecedented.

Smith is the key figure in the disappearance of missing but presumed dead Greensboro teacher Bianca Tanner.

Chief Rodney Monroe says he believes Smith has not been truthful with investigators. Smith s attorney says while he respects the chief and his opinion, but he disagrees and believes Smith is telling investigators the truth.

Smith s bond was reduced Wednesday from $100,000 to a $20,000 secured bond. Smith has also been placed on home arrest and electronic monitoring; however, he will be allowed to work a job.

Late Wednesday, Smith walked out of the Mecklenburg County Jail with his parents.

Smith s next court date is set for August 12.

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