Monday, May 16, 2011

Clinton woman accused of lying about sexual assault

Jeri Lynn Parker, 24, was scheduled for a May 9 preliminary examination in Lenawee County District Court on a charge of false report of a felony.

The husband, a border patrol officer stationed in Arizona, was arrested after she told Clinton police he sexually assaulted her on April 13. He was arraigned the next day, but a third-degree criminal sexual conduct charge was later dismissed after Jeri Parker changed her story.

She sent a letter saying things did not happen the way she first told the investigating officer, said Clinton Police Chief Mike Randolph. She and her husband were interviewed again, Randolph said, and a felony charge ended up being authorized against the wife by the Lenawee County Prosecutor’s Office.

Randolph said the case involves a complicated domestic situation that turned into a serious legal matter because of what was reported to police.

“There were a lot of man hours put into the investigation,” Randolph said. “We just need everybody to tell us the truth. We can get to the bottom of it a lot faster that way.”

Jeri Parker is free after posting a $10,000 bond.