Man Falsely Accused of Attempting to Touch Young Girl Released from Jail

Ashley Marie Vaughn

Shelbyville Police have dropped all charges against a man falsely accused of attempting to touch a young girl. A family member, Ashley Marie Vaughn, 24, of Barksdale Lane in Shelbyville has been charged with filing a false report. She posted $5,000 bond at Bedford County Jail.
Robert James Bransford, 26, of Woodland Avenue was released from custody Tuesday afternoon. Police emphasized Bransford is innocent of any charge.

Jamie Lee Crook

Officers were shown a video from the area of Regent Drive which proves Bransford’s innocence. Bransford had been accused Saturday of reaching toward the girl while driving by a residence. Investigators expressed regret that an innocent person was accused.