WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — The story we broke last week involving a Raleigh couple and two Highway Patrol troopers from New Hanover County continues to develop. Tonight, we have obtained more video from that night when Gina and Hoyt Tessener claim they were intimidated and mistreated.
This whole story broke when Hoyt Tessener wrote a long letter to Gov. Bev Perdue detailing what he and his wife allegedly went through on June 21 into June 22. In that letter they accuse two troopers of crossing the line and even said the magistrate who dropped Gina Tessener’s charge was rude and threatening.
There is no audio in this video that shows Gina speaking to Magistrate Edward Gibson early on June 22.
There is audio in another video that shows Tpr. Edward Wyrick and Tessener bickering about what to do next after the magistrate released her.
The Tesseners say Wyrick wanted to drive Gina to the front of the building, but Gina did not want to go into the car because she was afraid of the trooper. That’s why Gina asked for her phone to call her husband.
The Tesseners claim that once outside Tpr. Wyrick tried to strong-arm Gina into the car with him.
The Highway Patrol says the internal investigation continues into Wyrick and Tpr. Andrew Smith, who the Tesseners claim Wyrick had pull over Hoyt Tessener as Hoyt tried to follow Wyrick and Gina from the Wrightsville Beach Police Department to the New Hanover County Jail. The Highway Patrol expects to wrap up the investigation soon.
We called Hoyt Tessener today for comment about this video and other information we’ve uncovered, but have not heard back from him