Brookfield police conducted an extensive investigation into what was reported as a home invasion and carjacking, but came away filing two misdemeanor charges of falsification against the woman who reported the incident and her son.
Christina Evans, 39, of 610 S. Stateline Road, Masury, told police Jan. 26 that three women had pushed their way into her home and threatened her niece. The women left in a car owned by a Youngstown man after removing Evans’ son, Byron Evans, 20, of the same address, from it, Christina Evans told police.
Other witness statements indicated the women had been invited into the home by Christina Evans to “confront” Evans’ niece over a missing $100 and a food stamp card, police said.
Also, Byron Evans was seen driving the missing car when it backed into a pole, police said.
The car was found at Syme and Ohio streets in Masury.
Police conducted multiple interviews with several people and concluded that there had been no home invasion or vehicle theft, and that no one had been assaulted. Christina Evans’ story changed over time and contradicted what other witnesses had said, police said.
Byron Evans initially told police he was 15, police said.
Christina and Byron Evans pleaded not guilty at their arraignments Jan. 14.