Couple accused of making false stalking claims

- A woman told officers she was attacked by a man, who then began showing up wherever she was. She took his picture and showed it to deputies, saying she feared she was being stalked. Now, those deputies said it appears she was lying - and her husband was the one assaulting her. 

Polk County sheriff's deputies were investigating after 24-year-old Brianna Lang said she was attacked in her fenced backyard by a man she didn't know. She then told deputies, over the course of the next two weeks, she had seen the man in various places around Winter Haven. 

Lang also took a picture of a black male and told deputies he was the person who attacked and had been stalking her. Deputies said they also made a sketch of the suspect based on Lang's description of him. 

However, on Friday, July 29, detectives found out Lang's co-workers confronted her about "obvious injuries" on two separate occasions.

When detectives confronted Lang about the reports, they said she admitted she had lied about the attack and stalking - and said her husband was the one who had battered her. 

Deputies arrested Lang on charges of knowingly giving false information to a law enforcement officer and false information to LEO during an investigation. She was held on $1000 bond.

Her husband, 27-year-old James Bradley Lang was charged with domestic violence - strangulation, and domestic violence battery.  He was held with no bond.

Both were booked into the Polk County Jail.

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