MOUNT VERNON — Mount Vernon Director of Law Rob Broeren announced that on Jan. 31, 2019, in the Mount Vernon Municipal Court, acting Judge Kim Rose, convicted Misty L. Zolman of Mount Vernon of making a false allegation of misconduct against a Peace Officer, after a morning bench trial.

March 14, 2018, Zolman filed an official complaint alleging that a Mount Vernon Police Officer lied about her actions that led to her being charged with several criminal and traffic offenses. Judge Rose determined that Zolman’s allegation was not true, and that she knew that the allegation was not true when she filed her complaint.

Broeren presented testimony of Capt. Scott McKnight, Sgt. Andrew Burns, Patrolman Aaron Collins and records clerk Wade Grogg of the Mount Vernon Police Department. After about two hours of testimony, Judge Rose announced the guilty verdict; sentenced Zolman to pay a fine and costs, serve jail time and scheduled a sentence review hearing for April 30, 2019, to assess Zolman’s compliance with the terms of her sentence.

Zolman was represented by Attorney Tonia Welker of Welker Law, LLC in Centerburg.

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