APD charges local woman with filing false reports

The full release from the Asheville Police Department:

Asheville – On Monday 07/16/2012 at 11:42 PM Asheville Police Department officers responded to a collision in the area of 86 Johnston Blvd where an SUV had collided with the guardrail near the train tracks. When officers arrived on scene the driver had fled on foot. Paperwork found inside the vehicle indicated that it had been rented by 32 year old Brooke Melissa Huesing of Asheville. Her home address is several blocks from the accident scene and officers attempted to locate Huesing there without success.

On 07/17/2012 at 12:48 AM APD received a 911 call from Ms. Huesing stating that she had been kidnapped and was in a field somewhere near Johnston Blvd. Officers responded to the area and after searching for more than an hour, the woman eventually walked out of the woods. Ms. Huesing told officers she had been abducted from the Shell Station at 40 Merrimon Ave by a male entering the passenger side of her vehicle armed with a handgun. Ms. Huesing stated that the offender ordered her to drive to West Asheville stopping at Enmark on Leicester Hwy where he made her get into the passenger seat so he could drive. Ms. Huesing stated that once they turned onto Johnston Blvd and crashed near the railroad tracks she ran to get away from the offender.

Detectives went to 40 Merrimon Avenue and reviewed the security camera footage at the store. The footage clearly showed Ms. Huesing enter the store, buy cigarettes and leave the parking lot without incident. The security camera footage at the Enmark station on Leicester Highway was also reviewed. Ms. Huesing’s vehicle did not enter the parking lot.

Miss Huesing eventually admitted to crashing the car; fleeing from the scene and making up the kidnapping story to throw off the police investigators. Ms. Huesing was arrested for two counts of filing a false police report and misdemeanor hit and run. She is being held at the Buncombe County Detention Facility on a $1500.00 bond.


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