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in Omaha following alleged hate crime reported by
Charlie Rogers, now subject of arrest warrant
for making a false police report.
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The Lincoln Journal-Star is reporting that authorities have issued an arrest warrant for Charlie Rogers, and she is scheduled to appear in court at 1:30 pm.
False Police Report Arrest Warrant for Charlie Rogers“There was no apparent blood on the bedspread; even though Ms. Rogers reported she was rolled on to her stomach after she had been cut on her arms, abdomen, chest and front of her legs while being held down,” the warrant says...A forensic pathologist contacted by the FBI, which assisted in the investigation, said she believes Rogers made the cuts herself or they were done with her permission.The cuts looked superficial and symmetrical, avoided sensitive areas of the body and would’ve taken considerable time to inflict, pathologist Michelle Elieff said in the warrant. Moreover, they’re in places accessible to the victim and follow her frame of reference.Police found a pile of clothes, white knit gloves and a red box cutter on the living room floor. Rogers said the gloves did not belong to her, but DNA testing determined she was “the major contributor” of DNA inside of them, the warrant says.Investigators discovered that white knit gloves, zip ties, blades and a red utility knife were purchased July 17 at the ACE Hardware store at 945 S. 27th St. During an interview, Rogers told police she shops at that store.Investigators then showed a clerk at the store a photo lineup and the clerk picked Rogers from the lineup and identified her as the person who bought the items, the arrest warrant says.