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Woman arrested for lying about gunpoint robbery
Invented story of being robbed in her car
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A woman who reported that she had been robbed at gunpoint was later arrested for false statements last Friday.

Shakisa Terrell, 23, reportedly arrived at the Covington Police Department around 12:30 p.m. and told officers that she had been robbed at gunpoint in her car while parked outside of the Covington branch of the Newton County Library.

She allegedly told officers that she was parked in the shade to the left of the library and was counting her money. She reportedly said she had $500 and was using the money to pay bills. While parked there, she allegedly told them a white male with a mustache had come to her window and stuck a black gun inside, pointing it her and demanding her money.

Terrell allegedly told officers that she gave him the $500 and he fled on foot toward Martin Street. Patrol units were dispatched to the area in search of a man matching Terrell’s description.

While officers canvassed the area, Terrell reportedly sat down for an interview with detectives. She allegedly admitted the statement she made about being robbed at gunpoint was false. She was charged with making a false report.