Deputies: Powhatan woman lied about being attacked by Black couple

Posted at 12:04 PM, Jul 01, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-01 12:08:14-04

POWHATAN COUNTY, Va. -- A Powhatan County woman has been charged with filing a false police report after deputies say lied about being attacked by a Black couple.

Deputies say 63-year-old Gladys Townsend reported Tuesday that she had been assaulted by a Black female and black male on Ridge Road.

An investigation by the Powhatan County Sheriff’s Office revealed that the assault did not take place.

Deputies say Townsend confessed that she fabricated the assault.

She has been charged with filing a false police report.

Deputies say the case remains under further investigation and department will not further comment at this time.

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