Tenn. woman charged with filing false report

ELIZABETHTON, Tenn. (AP) -- Police in Tennessee say a Carter County woman filed a false report that an Elizabethton officer harassed and stalked her.

The Johnson City Press reported 23-year-old Tiffany D. Scalf of Elizabethton told police that an officer stopped her vehicle on Oct. 11 and assaulted her when he pushed her against the car.

Scalf went on to claim the officer had been stalking and harassing her.

When the police department investigated the alleged incident, Capt. Joy Markland discovered the officer was not working at the time Scalf claimed she had been pulled over.

Investigators also found no evidence of the stop on a surveillance camera from a business.

Police say Scalf admitted she made up the allegations, which weren't true.


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