Md. man charged for claiming he was shot

FREDERICK, Md. (WUSA9) -- Police charged a man with two counts of false statement for pretending he was shot on March 28 in Frederick and lying about his girlfriend stabbing him in July 2013.

Frederick City Police said they responded to a reported shooting that happened at 25 Consett Place. Jeffrey Darnell Rhodes,42 of Frederick claimed he had been shot in the right arm and heard at least six shots.

Rhodes said that while he was walking in the area of Hillcrest Drive and Consett Place he had heard six shots and was struck in the arm.

According to authorities, EMS personnel said Rhodes had no visible signs that he had been shot and he had no injuries. Police also said there was no evidence of shots being fired.

After investigation it was determined that Rhodes was the only person to call about shots being fired on that date and at that time. Also, police learned that Rhodes had called the police in July 2013, in reference to him being stabbed by his girlfriend, which turned out to be not true.

A criminal summons was issued with one count of false statement to officer and one count of false statement to officer to cause an investigation.

He will appear in court at a later date, police said. Rhodes was served with the criminal summons on April 4.


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