Female Charged After Lying to CPD Investigators

By January 2, 2019 Press Releases

Columbia Police Department (CPD) investigators with the Special Victims Unit (SVU) arrested a 26-year-old female for allegedly lying to them about a crime.

As a result, Kristen Michelle Rimes (DOB: July 1992) charged with Filing a False Police Report and False Swearing (to Police).

Rimes was charged last month and booked at the Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center for allegedly filing a false police report on November 26, 2018 while at the Columbia Police Department.

In the document, she reported being assaulted by an unknown male suspect.

That assault, according to Rimes occurred in the parking lot of the Walmart in Harbison (360 Harbison Boulevard) as she sat in a vehicle and was forced out, causing her to strike her head on the pavement.

In the process, Rimes said the suspect tried to force down her pants. After the incident, Rimes reportedly posted information about the false incident on social media causing a public concern.

Investigators further determined that Rimes was never at the location on the night she claimed the incident occurred.

All persons arrested/charged are presumed innocent until or unless proven guilty in a court of law.