Friday, April 2, 2010

Beverly Renee Weir accused of false assault claim

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.