Former state trooper who killed two teens in crash has another run-in with the law

PAULDING COUNTY, Ga. — Channel 2 Action News learned the former Georgia state trooper who hit and killed two teenage girls in Carroll County has had another run-in with the law.

Kylie Lindsey, 17, and Isabella Chinchilla, 16, were in the back seat of a Nissan that collided with former Georgia State Patrol Trooper Anthony (AJ) Scott's vehicle on Highway 27 in Carroll County in 2015.

Authorities said Scott was driving 90 mph in a 55 mph zone just seconds before the crash. Scott initially said his cruiser was going about 65 mph when it hit the car. He was not responding to a call.

The tragedy is seared into the memories of the teens' families.

Nearly three years later, the question of whether Scott will ever face trial for their deaths is still tangled up in the courts.

"There's not a minute of a day that goes by where we're not missing them," said Chinchilla's aunt, Tracy Tatum.

While the courts decide Scott's fate, Channel 2 Action News learned he had another run-in with the law.

Dallas police were recently called when Scott paid a visit to a Paulding County business last month and got into a heated exchange with the owner.

"Our families, Kylie’s family, Isabella’s family, our family, we're deeply disturbed and again disappointed,” Tatum said.


The police report said after an employee at the business recognized Scott as the trooper who hit the teen girls, the owner asked him to leave.

The owner alleged that Scott threatened to "whoop his (expletive)," and began beating his chest.

Scott's attorney told Channel 2 Action News there is no question it became heated, but put some of the blame on the business owner.    

"The man was very aggressive and confrontational with AJ," the attorney said.

While police were called, the altercation ended without a fight, and Scott was not arrested.

"He didn't go looking for an argument. He didn't go looking for a fight," the attorney said.

Scott still serves as city councilman in Buchanan.

The teens' families believe citizens there deserve better, just like their girls did.

"We've seen different sides of his character in different things that haven't made us very happy," Tatum said.

Channel 2's Justin Wilfon reached out to the mayor of Buchanan to see if the latest incident could impact Scott's role on the city council. As of Thursday, Wilfon has not heard back.

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