Woman charged for giving police wrong information -- again
Barry Jerod Stanley from a previous arrest (provided)
Evette Monique Nelson (provided)
HANAHAN, S.C. (WCIV) -- For the second time police have changed the name of a suspect wanted for leading them on a high-speed chase Monday because their victim they were trying to help gave wrong information. Now she's also facing charges.
Hanahan police have charged 27-year-old Evette Monique Nelson with obstruction of justice and two counts of unlawful conduct towards a child.
According to police, Nelson was the victim of a domestic violence case on Monday and named Barry Jerod Stanley as her attacker. Police were led on a high speed chase by the suspect and released his name to the media. Police say Nelson then changed her story the next day and named Deangelo Watson as the suspect saying that Stanley was an ex-boyfriend and that she wanted him to get in trouble.
Police say Watson saw his information on the news and turned himself in to the Charleston Police Department professing his innocence. Investigators have since learned through forensics and inconsistencies in Nelson's story that Deangelo Watson was in no way connected to the assault, the chase or narcotics.
Investigators believe Nelson knowingly intended to lead suspicion away from Barry Stanley and the investigation turned toward the relationship between Nelson and Stanley.
A search warrant resulted in the detection of cocaine base in the microwave of the home Ms. Nelson shares with her two young children.
Barry Jerod Stanley is wanted by the Hanahan Police Department at this time on the charges of criminal domestic violence, trafficking in cocaine base, aggravated assault, failure to stop for blue lights and siren and two counts of unlawful conduct towards a child.
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