Police: Woman made up abduction story

Staff report
A 26-year-old Sac County woman who told Jefferson police last month she awoke from an alleged abduction to find herself in a field near Greenewood Road with her hands bound behind her back with zip ties apparently made up the story to cover for a car crash.

She’s now facing a series of charges.

Sarah Rochelle Carlson told local police on Nov. 23 that she’d been abducted from her driveway in Early.

An investigation last week reportedly concluded there was no abduction.

Warrants were issued Dec. 11 for Carlson on charges of operating a motor vehicle while under the influence (third offense), false report to public safety entity, driving while suspended and failure to have insurance on file.

Police were notified shortly after 6 a.m. Nov. 23 of a woman sitting next to a damaged vehicle at 305 W. Greenewood Road.

According to police, the 2000 Chevrolet Venture had damage to both sides, and the front passenger tire was tilted in.

Carlson reportedly told an officer she had been abducted and assaulted, which rendered her unconscious.

She went on to say she woke up in a field a short distance away with her hands bound.

The officer made observations that led him to believe she might be under the influence of alcohol.

An ambulance transported Carlson to the Greene County Medical Center for evaluation.

The damaged vehicle was towed from the scene.

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