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Woman avoids jail for hostage claim
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A woman who cried wolf claiming she was being held hostage at gunpoint has avoided jail time for her tall tale.The woman, Crystal D. Self, 30, was granted an 11-month, 29-day judicial diversion on the charge of subornation of perjury. She was also directed to pay $300.Her sentence comes after police were dispatched to Asbury Apartments to investigate a report of a woman who was being held hostage inside an apartment. Once on the scene, officer Ben Cantrell said he saw text messages sent to a man there claiming she was being held against her will.“I observed text messages received from Crystal Self stating she was being held hostage by a large male and he was threatening her with a gun,” officer Cantrell recalled of the text messages.