Somerset man accused of falsely reporting stabbing incident

A Somerset man was arrested after falsely reporting a stabbing incident according to the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office.

The incident occurred Sunday afternoon at around 4 p.m. when deputies were called to Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital in Somerset to a report that a 21-year-old man had been stabbed on the side of U.S. 27 near Eubank.

According to reports, 21-year-old Andrew Stringer told law enforcement he was sitting on the side of the road when a man came up from behind his vehicle and stabbed him in the back.

It turns out that law enforcement in Lincoln County was investigating a stabbing that took place at a home in which an altercation took place and the homeowner stabbed the perpetrator in the back.

The investigation led law enforcement to learn Stringer was the perpetrator in the Lincoln County incident and had fabricated the story about being stabbed on the side of the road.

Stringer was arrested and charged with falsely reporting an incident. He was lodged in the Pulaski County Detention Center.

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