Ex-Clerk Charged With 10 Felonies For Falsely Accusing Deputy Of Sexual Assault

A former clerk for the Eaton County Sheriff's Office is facing a slew of felonies after she falsely accused a deputy.

Charlotte, MI – A former sheriff’s department clerk is facing 10 felonies and four misdemeanors in connection with filing a false police report that accused a sheriff’s deputy of sexually assaulting her.

Kellie Bartlett, 35, filed a report in January of 2018 with the Michigan State Police that claimed she had been sexually assaulted by a deputy in 2017, the Lansing State Journal reported.

Michigan State Police Detective Sergeant Erik Darling testified at a hearing that an investigation into Bartlett’s claim had determined she was a “willing and consenting partner in this act.”

Bartlett and the deputy were both working for the Eaton County Sheriff’s Office in 2015 when they began a relationship, according to WILX.

The deputy ended the relationship in the spring of 2017, and asked Bartlett to stop contacting him.

Bartlett continued to contact the deputy and so he reported the problem to his supervisors, according to WILX.

She testified that she had continued to contact the deputy because he owed her money and she wanted him to repay her.

Bartlett later said she didn’t initially report the sexual assault because she was afraid she would be accused of lying, the Lansing State Journal reported.

"I felt like I kept getting the treatment that I’m just a scorned woman, that I’m just crazy and I think if I had come out with it at that time it would have looked even worse," she said. "I think it would have just been chalked up to that.”

A mission team was assigned to investigate Bartlett for stalking, WILX reported.

She was fired by the Eaton County sheriff after December of 2017.

The next month, Bartlett contacted the state police to accuse the deputy of rape, WILX reported.

Both cases – the deputy’s allegations of stalking and Bartlett’s sexual assault accusations – were referred to the Eaton County prosecutor, but the prosecutor’s office removed itself from the case due to conflict of interest so the Barry County prosecutor took over.

A judge ordered Bartlett to have no contact with the deputy in September of 2018, but on Oct. 4, 2018 she was alleged to have had third-party contact with the deputy, according to WILX.

She was arrested and charged with felony aggravated assault, an upgraded charge because she had violated the protection order.

Her bond was set at $100,000 and she was also prohibited from using the Internet or social media, WILX reported.

Bartlett was also charged with two felony counts of using a computer to commit a crime, two felony counts of identity theft, three felony counts of unauthorized access to a computer, and one felony count of conspiracy.

Additionally, she was charged with several misdemeanors including one count of false report of a felony, two counts of stalking, one count of intentional dissemination of sexually explicit visual material, and two counts of using a computer to commit a crime, according to WILX.

Another ex-girlfriend of the deputy, Lisa Underhill, was also arrested and charged with a slew of related felonies after she teamed up with Bartlett to torment the law enforcement officer, the Lansing State Journal reported.

Barry County Prosecutor Julie Nakfoor Pratt said Bartlett and Underhill were accused of creating a fraudulent Facebook profile using the deputy’s personally identifiable information.

The women also created fake email addresses in the deputy’s name, Pratt said.

Underhill pleaded no contest on Feb. 8 to a misdemeanor charge of attempted unlawful posting of a message on a computer and is scheduled to be sentenced on March 26, according to the Lansing State Journal.

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Readbetweenthelines
Readbetweenthelines

Despicable behaviour by two women. No wonder people don’t believe in the ‘me too’ movement.

alicefae
alicefae

I’m glad both were stopped. Enough is enough. Because of skanks like this, I never believe it when someone cries rape.

Rascal1966
Rascal1966

And please throw the book at this crazy ass biatch!!!

KBChicago
KBChicago

OK, great...what will her sentence be?

To often it's not worth the time and doesn't send a STRONG MESSAGE to those who falsely accuse people of rape.

Stanracer
Stanracer

The courts usual gender bias will kick on and both of these bitched will get a light slap on the wrists. Sad but true. 👎

Rayb
Rayb

It’s good to see them follow thru on this.. women usually get a free pass.. can do whatever they want ..

Nighthawk644
Nighthawk644

GOOD! Now......some lockup time????

NickyJ
NickyJ

These throw downs need a lesson a learned

HAWAIIBLUE
HAWAIIBLUE

The sad part of it is, this Deputy, because he is a Man, had gotten dragged through the razor blades and dumped in an alcohol river, and then come to find out these 2 shady females cooked up a web of lies. Ladies, these 2 are a bad example for the good of what the majority of you stand for. I would be pissed at these 2 since all they wanted was medical and retirement benefits. Now the deputy will have dirt on his name for years to come. The media and news will not come out and apologize about their wrongfulness reporting about this deputy, nor will they report that the deputy was cleared and the 2 females were lying all along. These 2 females, sad to say also, won’t do any real time, they’ll get maybe credit for time served and probation.

joaquinradioman
joaquinradioman

Wow....This lady was a real jerk....Now we see why he broke off the relationship!!!!

DR226
DR226

Was this during the Me Too scam rocking the nation?

jinx73
jinx73

disgusting and this lying crap happens way more than you know

Kingsme
Kingsme

Soooooo...is she still single? 😁

THEDUKE
THEDUKE

Good she got caught... because I wouldn't want her to get any treatment that she is just a scorned woman, that she's just crazy, and that time it would have looked even worse. Phew, ......that was close.

Woobie46
Woobie46

Women of America, it's time for this disgusting bull to end. Please take a second and write to the prosecutor requesting some serious jail time for these twin miscreants deserve. Here's the address:

Mr. Douglas R. Lloyd, Prosecutor Eaton County Courthouse 1045 Independence Blvd Charlotte, Michigan, USA 48813

Woobie46
Woobie46

MEN of America, you are the grand losers when women pull this crap. So also write to the prosecutor asking for some jail time...one year, I'm thinking. Here's the address for the man:

Mr. Douglas R. Lloyd, Prosecutor Eaton County Courthouse 1045 Independence Blvd Charlotte, Michigan, USA 48813