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Police: Sullivan County woman arrested after staging rape

March 28th, 2014 11:33 am by Rain Smith, NET News Service

Police: Sullivan County woman arrested after staging rape

Amanda Rowland, 36

A Kingsport woman's alleged attempt to win her ex-boyfriend back has landed her in jail, as police say she took extraordinary measures to stage being raped during a fabricated home invasion.

According to a police report at the Sullivan County Sheriff's Office, her ex-boyfriend had received multiple texts from an unknown number, threatening that the attack was going to occur. On Wednesday night the man received a phone call, followed by breaking glass and a woman's scream on the other end of the line.

Police responded to the home of his ex-girlfriend, Amanda Rowland, 36, where she offered a story of being attacked and raped. Subsequent investigation reportedly revealed that she had actually sent the threatening messages to her ex-boyfriend, pretending to be the purported attacker, and lied about the invasion and struggle within her residence.

Rowland, of Poplar Grove Road, was arrested Thursday night, charged with felony false reporting and tampering with evidence. As of Friday morning, she was being held in the Sullivan County jail and awaiting arraignment.

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