SULLIVAN COUNTY – An investigation by Special Agents with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has led to the indictment of a Kingsport woman accused of falsely reporting a sexual assault incident.

In January, at the request of 2nd District Attorney General Barry Staubus, TBI Special Agents began investigating an allegation of sexual assault against a corrections officer. Shauna Jones (DOB 8/15/88) reported that the officer sexually assaulted her in April 2018, while she was an inmate at the Sullivan County Jail. The investigation revealed that the incident did not occur.

Last week, the Sullivan County Grand Jury returned an indictment charging Jones with one count of False Reporting. On Wednesday, she was arrested and booked into the Sullivan County Jail on a $10,000 bond.

Shauna Jones

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