July 10, 2012


Olive Branch Woman Pleads Guilty to Fil­ing False Sex­u­al Assault Report Against State Police Officers

Union Coun­ty State’s Attor­ney Tyler R. Edmonds announced today that Dea Ann Thomp­son (DOB 09-24-1967) of 27264 Miller City Road in Olive Branch has plead­ed guilty to fil­ing a false police report which accused Illi­nois State Police offi­cers of sex­u­al­ly assault­ing her in Feb­ru­ary 2012 dur­ing the course of an ISP inves­ti­ga­tion.  Thomp­son plead­ed guilty today at the Union Coun­ty Cour­t­house in Jones­boro to one count of Dis­or­der­ly Con­duct, a Class 4 Felony.  Thomp­son was sen­tenced to eigh­teen (18) months pro­ba­tion, fines and costs, time served in the coun­ty jail, pub­lic ser­vice work and sub­stance abuse and men­tal health treatment.

 The sex­u­al assault alle­ga­tion was inves­ti­gat­ed by the Illi­nois State Police Divi­sion of Inter­nal Inves­ti­ga­tion and Union Coun­ty Sheriff’s Office.  Thomp­son was indict­ed by a Union Coun­ty Grand Jury in Feb­ru­ary 2012 after the inves­ti­ga­tion showed Thomp­son fab­ri­cat­ed the inci­dent and knew the alle­ga­tion to be false.

Media: Please con­tact the Union Coun­ty Sheriff’s Depart­ment at (618) 833‑5500 for any avail­able book­ing photographs.