WARRENTON, Va. (AP) — Authorities said a sheriff’s deputy in Virginia who claimed he was the victim of a roadside assault was not telling the truth.
Fauquier County Sheriff’s Deputy Jake Dooley was charged with falsely summoning law enforcement on Saturday after detectives from the sheriff’s office investigated his claims, the Fauquier County Sheriff’s Office said in a Facebook post.
Dooley, 22, made the allegations on Friday after a passerby found him lying unconscious on a roadside in Marshall, a town in the county, according to the sheriff’s office.
Investigators previously said the deputy was struck in the head with an object by an individual in another car. Officials said it had happened as he was walking back to his patrol car after stopping to remove a hazard from a road.
“Sometimes bad things happen to good organizations,” Fauquier County Sheriff Bob Mosier said in the release Saturday.
Dooley has been released on bond. He will be transported to a facility for a mental health evaluation, the sheriff’s office said.
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