Sandoval Man Admits Robbery Didn't OccurMarion County Sheriff Jerry DeVore says a 21-year-old Sandoval man has admitted to making up an early Sunday morning armed robbery complaint.
James Sum had told sheriff's deputies he was pulled out of his van by two men and held at gunpoint while they ransacked his vehicle. Sum said the two men had approached his vehicle while he was stopped on Old U.S. 51 at the new U.S. 51 intersection south of Sandoval.
After further questioning by the sheriff's department investigator, DeVore said Sum admitted making up the story to cover up that he had lost his wallet at a party his father had told him not to go to.
DeVore is leaving it up the State's Attorney's office on if Sum should face charges for filing the false police report. He notes an investigator was called in on overtime and a State Crime Scene Investigator was called from Olney to fingerprint the car.
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