Innocent man put behind bars after false accusation

An innocent man was put behind bars for a burglary crime he did not commit in Oktibbeha County.

Posted: Sep 27, 2018 9:24 PM
Updated: Sep 27, 2018 10:47 PM

OKTIBBEHA COUNTY, Miss. (WTVA) - An innocent man was put behind bars for a burglary crime he did not commit in Oktibbeha County.

Aaliyah Reese, 20, allegedly tricked law enforcement into thinking they had the right person.

"One of the roommates had seen an individual that she believed broke into the apartment and stole the stuff. She took a look at our six-pack lineup, and she picked out the person she said she saw steal from her," Oktibbeha County Investigator Brett Watson said.

But she allegedly lied, and she wasn't alone. Shannon Thompson, 22, was reportedly her accomplice and was also arrested.

Reese was charged with one count of burglary, for giving a pretense, and for reporting a false crime.

She sits in the Oktibbeha County jail, and her bond has been set for $52,000. Thompson was already released from jail with a bond of $5,000.

Watson did not want to release the name of the victim who was falsely accused.

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