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Mt. Pleasant woman admits lying to police about stalker

| Saturday, March 10, 2012

Police have dropped charges against a Mt. Pleasant man and filed charges against the woman who they said falsely accused him of stalking her.

Kenneth Jay Brown II, also known as "Joe Dirt," was cleared of charges of stalking, harassment, public drunkenness and disorderly conduct after he was accused of following Jessica Renae Overly, 22, of 365 Maple St., Apt. 168, as she walked from the Assunta Club at 2:30 a.m. March 4.

Mt. Pleasant Police saw Overly running along Smithfield Street, and she told them she was running from Brown, whom police earlier saw crossing the street behind her. Police arrested Brown.

Later that day, police contacted Overly, who told officers she was drunk and remembered only leaving the club and speaking to police.

After police explained what had happened, Overly told officers she wanted to make her boyfriend jealous, so she started kissing Brown at the bar. The two left and walked toward Brown's house, she said. She then ran from Brown, she said, adding he had done nothing wrong and that she lied about the stalking.

Overly was charged with false reports, false incrimination and public drunkenness at District Judge Roger Eckels' office.

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