A woman was charged with filing a false report in Murfreesboro after the car she reported as stolen was spotted driving down South Rutherford Boulevard with her inside of it. Police pulled the 2004 Acura over and discovered that Ashley Nicole Caldwell, the woman who told police the car was allegedly stolen, was sitting shotgun in the car.
Officers further questioned Caldwell about the report that was previously filed and at first she claimed that she did not know the man who took her car. Police then talked to the reported boyfriend who was operating the car when it was pulled over. The boyfriend showed police a text message on his phone that was said to be sent by Caldwell seven minutes before she called 9-1-1 to tell police that her car was stolen. The text stated that her boyfriend could borrow the car.
Caldwell then admitted to police that she provided false information to M-P-D dispatch, therefore she was taken into custody for filing a false report, according to an official arrest report. Caldwell was booked in on Sunday afternoon and released after posting a $4,000 bond on Sunday evening. She will appear in court on March 6, 2014.
MPD Arrest Report #14-2638
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