A Whiteford woman admitted her claim that an intruder in her home attempted to rape her was false, police said Thursday, and the woman herself is in custody with a warrant for her arrest on theft charges in Pennsylvania.
According to a Harford County Sheriff’s Office press release, at approximately 2:28 a.m. on Wednesday, deputies responded to the 1600 block of Main Street in Whiteford for a report of a burglary and sexual assault. A woman later identified as Sara M. Stallons, 44, told deputies that a man broke into her home, punched her, cut her with a knife, and attempted to sexually assault her before fleeing.
Sheriff’s Office deputies searched the area and alerted Pennsylvania State Police, but were unable to locate the suspect. Stallons was taken to Harford Memorial Hospital with minor injuries, which were later determined to be self-inflicted.
However, upon subsequent investigation, Sheriff’s Office detectives could not substantiate the facts and circumstances provided by Stallons and learned she was wanted by Pennsylvania State Police in Lancaster County on an outstanding warrant for theft. Stallons was also reported to have multiple aliases and dates of birth, police said.
“Investigation of her statements, and that we couldn’t substantiate any of the facts as she reported them, and that some of her story to detectives was not consistent with what she told uniformed deputies, played a big role in discrediting her report,” Sheriff’s Office spokesman Edward Hopkins said.
According to the Sheriff’s Office, after a review with the Harford County State’s Attorney’s Office Stallons was not charged with making a false report. However, as of midday Thursday she was in custody at the Harford County Detention Center awaiting extradition to Pennsylvania.