Friday, February 19, 2010

Woman accused of false assault claim

Probably the most amazing thing on this one is, they are presenting the case to a grand jury. That doesn't happen very often.

Beverly Renee Weir arrested for false report of sexual assault.

JACKSON COUNTY — A South Mississippi woman jailed Wednesday is accused of falsely reporting that she’d been the victim of an alleged sexual assault, Jackson County Sheriff Mike Byrd said.

Beverly Renee Weir, 42, of the 16200 block of Bordeaux Drive, Biloxi, was arrested after sheriff’s deputies started investigating Weir’s claims about being sexually assaulted. Investigators, Byrd said, later determined that Weir allegedly had made up the allegations.

More details about the investigation are expected to be released at a later time, and the case will be presented to a Jackson County grand jury to decide whether to indict Weir on the charge, Byrd said.

The charge carries a prison sentence of up to a year and or a fine of up to $1,000.