Grayson County grand jury indicted a white woman on four charges after making false reports to Denison Police department claiming three Black men kidnapped and raped her.
19-year-old Breana Harmon Talbott of Pottsboro, Texas pleaded guilty Thursday and was charged with two third-degree felonies of tampering with physical evidence and a third-degree felony count of tampering with a government record. Her fourth charge is a state-jail felony count of tampering with a government record according to KXII News 12.
March 8th, 2017 Talbott’s fiance reportedly called the police to search for his then 18-year-old girlfriend who was missing. Her car was found in the parking lot of an apartment complex. The officers searched for the victim and found her in a church wearing only a shirt, bra and underwear. She told witnesses at the church she had been sexually assaulted and kidnapped by three masked Black men who allegedly pulled her from her car. Officials soon discovered the crime scene didn’t match up and after a SANE (Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner) exam was conducted, the nurse advised that there was no physical evidence of a sexual assault taking place. Talbott later confessed to lying about the story and was arrested.
Talbott was initially charged with misdemeanors. However, Joe Brown, the District Attorney of Grayson County stated in a press release, “We believe what she (Talbott) did fits these higher charges. What she did was very serious, and we believe it was felony conduct.”
Denison County Police Chief Jay Burch added, “Breana Harmon-Talbott’s hoax was also insulting to our community and especially offensive to the African-American community due to her description of the so-called suspects in her hoax… The anger and hurt caused from such a hoax are difficult and all so unnecessary.”
Talbott faces sentencing March 20, 2018.