DePew initially told officers she and Simms were picking up a friend from The Trophy Room on November 17th, when she wandered into a crowd outside the bar and was punched in the face by the three young men.
Authorities investigated the claim and found that neither DePew nor Simms were at that bar, and the friend they were allegedly picking up denied having seen them that night.
The two claim Simms inadvertently hit DePew in the eye after she placed her hand on his and he "flung it back violently."
"We had to spend a significant amount of resources unraveling the lies they told," said St. Louis Police Chief Sam Dotson. "That’s resources that could have been spent on other crimes and it damaged the perception of the city. I hope these two individuals get help in their relationship."
"She sustained pretty serious injuries. No matter how the circuit attorney chooses to view it, it still boils down to her being a victim and we can’t lose sight of that fact," he said.