Woman charged with making false report about 'Knockout Game' attack

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by Elizabeth Eisele/ KMOV.com

KMOV.com

Posted on December 6, 2013 at 6:08 PM

Updated Friday, Dec 6 at 8:35 PM

(KMOV.com) -- A St. Louis woman who claimed to be a victim of the "Knockout Game" has been accused of lying to police.

St. Louis Metro Police said the woman was not a victim of the "Knockout Game," but was actually punched by her boyfriend.

The young woman claimed to be a victim and showed News 4 her injuries. She said someone in a crowd knocked her to the ground as she and her boyfriend were leaving a South City bar.

Authorities said her claims didn’t add up or fit the motives to other "Knockout Game" crimes in the area, so they decided to dig deeper. That's when police discovered the false allegations. Police even said the couple was never at the bar in South City.

Police charged both Ashely Depew, 23, and her boyfriend Justin Simms, 25, with making a false report to police. They also said this case has absolutely no connection to the "Knockout Game."

Court documents allege that Simms elbowed Depew in the face.

Stay with News 4 and KMOV.com for further information. 

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