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Braidwood woman made up kidnapping story: cops

Natalia Everett, 44, Braidwood
Natalia Everett, 44, Braidwood

A 44-year-old woman was arrested after she allegedly made false claims to Braidwood officers about her boyfriend kidnapping her at her own residence and refusing to feed her, police said.

About 9 p.m. June 28, officers were sent to conduct a welfare check at the home of Natalia Everett in the 1000 block of North Division Street, Braidwood Police Chief Todd Lyons said.

While the officers were on their way, Everett allegedly called 911 and claimed that she had been kidnapped, Lyons said.

When the officers arrived, they asked Everett how she was able to have been kidnapped when she still was at her own residence, Lyons said.

Everett claimed that her boyfriend had kidnapped her and he was not providing her food, Lyons said.

The boyfriend, however, showed the officers there was food in the home, Lyons said. He said the officers noticed Everett appeared to be under the influence of alcohol, and she admitted to the officers she had consumed 12 beers and a bottle of wine. Everett also claimed that her boyfriend stole her driver’s license and passport, Lyons said. But the officers were able to find both items in her purse, he said.

Everett was not taken into custody that night, but a Braidwood detective investigated the case further and obtained a warrant for her arrest on Monday, Lyons said. The warrant carried a $10,000 bond.

Everett was charged with two counts of disorderly conduct. About 6 p.m. Monday, she was taken to the Will County jail.

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