Friday, September 21, 2012

Woman charged with false report after claiming sexual assault by Spanish Fort police officer

A Fairhope woman who said she was sexually assaulted by a Spanish Fort police officer has been charged with filing a false report to law enforcement, a Baldwin County Sheriff’s Office statement said.

Lisha Michelle Weaver, 31, told investigators that she was assaulted by the officer after being arrested at 5 a.m. Saturday at Drifter’s Lounge in Spanish Fort. She was charged with public intoxication and resisting arrest at that time.

At about 11 a.m., she told Baldwin County Sheriff’s Office investigators that the assault took place in the police car while she was being taken to the Daphne city jail, the statement said.

Weaver was taken to Thomas Hospital, where she was examined. Investigators interviewed witnesses and reviewed the video recording system in the patrol car. They determined that she had been taken to the jail and that the officer had not stopped the car as Weaver had claimed, the statement said.

She was also charged with rendering false alarm.

Weaver was released from the Baldwin County Corrections Center on $2,000 bail, according to jail records.