PRESTONSBURG – Gordan Barnett, of Mays Branch in Prestonsburg, was arrested on Thursday, February 11 for falsely reporting an incident.
Barnett stated that on October 10, 2015 he notified Kentucky State Police that he had been robbed and assaulted at Jenny Wiley Lake. He stated two men followed him to the lake and while one subject held him the other cut him in the stomach with a knife. After following up on the matter, Kentucky State Police Trooper Jimmy Anderson opened a case.
The defendant stated to the trooper on February 11 that he lied about the situation and that all of his injuries were self-inflicted.
Barnett is scheduled to appear in District Court in front of Judge Eric Hall on at 9:30 a.m. on Friday.
Andrea Saddler is a reporter for the Floyd County Times. She can be reached at (606) 794-0290.