State v. JohnsonAnnotate this Case
The Supreme Court affirmed the decision of the court of appeals affirming Defendant's conviction of falsely reporting a crime to a police officer, holding that the evidence was sufficient to support the conviction and that venue was proper in Waseca County.
Defendant's conviction was based on her false report to police that the father of her child had abused their child. Because Defendant was in Blue Earth County when she made the report she argued on appeal that venue was improper in Waseca County and that the evidence was insufficient to sustain her conviction. The court of appeals affirmed. The Supreme Court affirmed, holding (1) the State met its burden to show venue based on the location of the officer receiving the false report; and (2) the evidence was sufficient to support Defendant's conviction.