Sheriff: Abduction claim was false
Staff Reports, Hartselle Enquirer
A false report over an alleged abduction and sexual assault has landed a Somerville woman in jail.
Julia Kristin Pearson, 22, is charged with making a false report to law enforcement officials. Filing a false report is a class A misdemeanor. She is being held on $300 bond.
The charges were filed after deputies with the Morgan County Sheriff's Department responded to a call May 25 at 13 Shadowood Drive in Somerville. Pearson said she had been going to the store that morning when she was hit on the head, abducted, blind folded and driven to a secluded area off Friendship Road. She also said she was sexually assaulted. Pearson said she had left the woods on foot around 1:30 p.m. and later reported the alleged crime to the Sheriff's Department.
After being questioned by investigators, however, Pearson allegedly admitted she made up the story because she had been awake for the past three days due to narcotics and didn't want her boyfriend to be mad at her.
Pearson's vehicle was later found in the woods near Friendship Road.