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Woman arrested for filing false police report

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(Source: Orangeburg-Calhoun Regional Detention Center) (Source: Orangeburg-Calhoun Regional Detention Center)

A 26-year-old Orangeburg woman was arrested for filing a false police report after claiming a man forced his way into her home on March 4. 

"Officers were called to a residence on Macedonia Road when Tonya Lynne Jackson said she was in her kitchen washing dishes when a man, she knew from high school, entered her home without permission," said Orangeburg County Sheriff Leroy Ravenell.

Jackson told investigators the man said ‘You know what I came for.'

"Jackson then told officers that she picked up a knife and possibly stabbed the man in the face before he pulled out a handgun and fleeing her residence and her yard in a white vehicle," Ravenell said.  "A great deal of resources were dedicated to this fake call. Deputies, investigators, victims' advocates, and crime scene investigators responded because Jackson said someone had forced their way into her home."

Ravenell said they will not allow this agency to be abused by individuals who misrepresent criminal acts.

"We will charge individuals who request our services and during the course of our investigation, we determine they have lied to us," Ravenell said. "The taxpayers of Orangeburg County demand us to provide quality law enforcement services and we are not able to do that when individuals choose to tie up officers, advocates, and investigators on bogus incidents."

Judge Peggy Doremus set bond for Jackson at $2,500 cash or surety.

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