Mentone woman arrested for false battery accusation

A woman has been arrested in Kosciusko County after admitting to falsely accusing a man of battery.

According to Ink Free News, 29-year-old Heather Traster of Mentone was arrested Saturday afternoon.

Traster stated under oath that she lied about James Hurd choking her while their infant son was in the room.

Hurd was arrested in June on charges of battery with moderate bodily injury.

Traster's bond has been set at $5,000.