Police: Mom Made Up Carjacking Story

(Memphis) A Memphis mother is facing serious charges after police say she lied about a carjacking.

Last night, 22-year-old Ashley Jones told police a man forced his way into her car at a stoplight in the 2200 block of Airways then drove off with her 3-year-old daughter when she jumped out to get help.

Police stopped Thomas Terrell a few blocks away and rescued the child.

Police say Jones later admitted that Terrell has been a passenger in her car, and took off in her car to get away from her boyfriend.

“I guess she saw her baby daddy and was trying to lie to keep herself from getting into trouble,” said Terrell’s sister.

Terrell’s sister Jessica said her brother was not happy that he was chased by police and treated like a criminal.

“Because he’s been to jail a couple of times and he’s trying to keep out of trouble,” said Jessica.

Jones is now facing a class C felony of filing a false report.

That charge carries a sentence of up to three years in prison and a fine of $10,000.

She could also be ordered to pay restitution to the police department for the time officers spent working the case.

Terrell’s sister believes, in this case, it would be appropriate.

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