Normal Resident Charged with Filing False Police Report

  A 21 year old woman from Normal was formally charged Thursday with filing a false police report, a felony following a reported stabbing. Police claim Rebbecca Welch was arrested after a December 5th incident on North Golfcrest Road. Authorities say they responded to a home invasion in which someone was stabbed. Arriving officers say they found a female victim inside with a single stab wound. The victim claimed the suspect fled on foot. Later, during an interview, police say some of the details of the crime were fabricated and the injury was self inflected. Welch is free on bond pending another court appearance December 16th.

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