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Falsely reporting an incident

(Hickman County, KY.) On 06/03/2004 at 6:32 P.M. Doug Sumner called 911 and reported someone was shooting at his house and he was injured.. Sumner was transported to Parkway Regional Hospital where he was treated for a gun shot wound to the leg and released. During the course of the investigation Detective Bell discovered evidence supporting that Mr. Sumner inflicted the wound upon himself. After discussing the evidence with Mr. Sumner, he confessed to shooting himself in the leg and reporting to authorities that someone else had shot him. Mr. Sumner was arrested and lodged at the Hickman County Jail for falsely reporting an incident. Investigation is continuing by Detective Bell with Kentucky State Police.

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