FLOWERY BRANCH, Georgia — Less than six months after a north Georgia woman was sentenced to probation on federal explosives charges, she was back in custody Monday after police say she caused a disturbance at a tattoo parlor, was driving under the influence and in possession of drugs.
Celia Alchemy Savage, 25, of Cornelia was warned by a federal judge in February that if she appeared before him again he would send her to prison. Flowery Branch Police Chief David R. Spillers said Savage likely faces revocation of her parole following the new accusations.
Spillers said Savage was arrested Saturday night and accused of destroying about $200 in furniture at an area tattoo parlor. Police say she faces four felony and three misdemeanor charges, including possession of methamphetamines, driving under the influence, criminal trespass and possession of prescription drugs with intent to distribute.
She was being held without bond in the Hall County jail. Efforts to reach the federal defender who represented Savage in the explosives case were not successful.
Savage was arrested in May 2012 on the federal charges and in a deal with prosecutors pleaded guilty in July 2013 to making and possessing pipe bombs.
At the time, U.S. District Judge Richard Story said the decision on her sentencing was one of the most difficult he's had to make.
"This may be the worst decision I've ever made, and you may make me look like an absolute fool, but I'm going to give you a chance," he told Savage in February.
Federal prosecutors had asked for three years in prison followed by three years of supervised release, citing the seriousness of the charges, anti-government statements she had posted online and previous run-ins with law enforcement.
Her attorney had argued Savage was immature and suffered from untreated mental illness at the time of her arrest, saying she detonated bombs as a form of release for her anger and frustration and never intended to hurt anyone.