Woman arrested for allegedly falsely reporting assault

WARRENSBURG, N.Y. (NEWS10) – A Warrensburg woman is facing charges after police said she injured herself and accused her boyfriend of beating and choking her.

Shelby Keene (Warren Co. Sheriff's Office)
Shelby Keene (Warren Co. Sheriff’s Office)

Police said 23-year-old Shelby Keene told officers she was attacked by her boyfriend and had to defend herself using a knife. However, police said she later admitted to making up the report.

Keene allegedly injured herself and stabbed her boyfriend in the shoulder. Police said a young child was present at the time.

Keene was charged with Assault in the Second Degree, Making a False Statement, Endangering the Welfare of a Child, and Harassment.

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