Charges pending for Harford County man for filing false report of assault

Charges are pending against a Harford County man who sheriffs said filed a false crime report that alleged he was beaten up by four kids.

Eddie Harvey, 40, told police that last week four “young people” attacked him while he was walking home from church in the 800 block of Prospect Mill Road.

That story may have been fabricated, according to a spokeswoman from the Harford County Sheriff’s Office.

Calls to Harvey’s home for comment went unanswered.

On Wednesday, ABC2 News spoke with Harvey with a woman who identified herself as his wife. Meg Gast, Harvey's partner, said she had posted notices on Facebook and was getting closer to a suspect. “Absolutely,” she said on camera to ABC2 News Wednesday.

Upon hearing of the charges, Gast said she was "humiliated, heartbroken, hurt," in a message. She alleged that Harvey had pawned or tried to pawn her mother's necklace, which Harvey said was stolen by his attackers. 

'Please know that I was not part of any of this," Gast said. "He played me like a custom made fiddle. I'm not bailing him out."

Harvey said he was legally disabled, suffering from back issues. He said four young kids got out of a white pickup truck with an extended bed and hit him in the head with a bottle.

He said his attackers continued to kick and punch him while he was on the ground and stole the necklace. 

Stay with ABC2 News as we continue to update this story. 

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