India Shadae Swann, 20.
GATE CITY — A Kingsport woman who was arrested in Scott County earlier this week in connection with a stolen car faces additional felony charges stemming from allegations she falsely identified herself to authorities.
The Scott County Sheriff’s Office charged India Shadae Swann, 20, of Kingsport, Thursday with three counts of providing law enforcement with false identification, three counts of perjury, and two counts of identity theft after she allegedly provided law enforcement with another woman’s name.
Swann’s last known address is 388 Virgil Ave., Kingsport.
Swann was allegedly with two males, ages 15 and 17, Sunday night when the stolen car they were in was pulled over in Weber City by Scott County authorities.
Swann originally told the arresting officer that her name was Shyane Iesha Nicole Bishop of Kingsport, Scott County Sheriff John Puckett said.
Swann — who is reportedly an acquaintance of Bishop’s — also allegedly provided the officer with Bishop’s birth date and other identifying information.
As a result of Swann’s alleged actions, authorities initially placed charges against Bishop in connection with the stolen car.
“When they don’t have any ID on them, what they give you is what you’ve got,” Puckett said. “My man did nothing wrong.”
After being made aware of the woman’s true identity in the days following the incident, authorities took out the additional charges against Swann on Thursday.
Although it was under a different name, Swann was originally charged by Scott County authorities with possession of stolen property, providing false identification, and contributing to the delinquency of minors.
When they were stopped in Scott County, Swann and the two teens she was arrested with were allegedly driving a 1994 Honda that had been stolen out of Kingsport. Authorities reported finding several stolen items in the car’s trunk including three guns that were taken during a burglary in Sullivan County.
According to Kingsport police, the two teens admitted to twice entering a Blountville residence and taking guns, electronics and jewelry.
Puckett said the charges against Bishop will be officially withdrawn when Swann makes her next appearance in Scott County Circuit Court.
“When they go to court they’ll keep the same charges, but they’ll amend the name on them to Swann,” Puckett said. “It won’t hurt (Bishop).”
Swann is currently being held in the Southwest Virginia Regional Jail in Duffield.comments powered by Disqus