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Sexual assault charges dropped in Rocky Point Wendy’s incident, woman charged with filing false report

The incident allegedly occurred on Wednesday, the suspect then turned himself in on Friday and was able to prove his innocence.

The incident took place at Wendy's in Rocky Point on Wednesday (Port City Daily/Courtesy Google)
The incident took place at Wendy’s in Rocky Point on Wednesday (Port City Daily/Courtesy Google)

ROCKY POINT — A woman is facing misdemeanor charges of filing a false police report after claiming she was sexually assaulted in the bathroom at Wendy’s in Rocky Point.

“The Pender County Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest of Savannah Nikole Lewis for one misdemeanor count of filing a false police report regarding her allegations of being sexually assaulted at the Rocky Point Wendy’s restaurant on March 20, 2019. Lewis called Pender County 911 on March 20 and reported Robert Leviticus McKoy sexually assaulted her while she was in the women’s restroom. She repeated these allegations to responding deputies and a detective. A warrant charging McKoy with one count of misdemeanor sexual battery and assault on a female was obtained based off of Lewis’ report,” according to Pender County Sheriff’s Office spokesman James Rowell.

McKoy turned himself in on Friday where he presented evidence disputing the claims of an attack.

“Robert Leviticus McKoy turned himself in on March 22, 2019 and was able to provide evidence to show Lewis provided false and misleading information to detectives about the sexual assault. Charges against McKoy will be dismissed. Lewis was arrested on March 23, 2019 and was released after posting a secured bond in the amount of $750.00,” Rowell said.


 

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