- Associated Press - Thursday, April 9, 2015

DUBUQUE, Iowa (AP) - An 18-year-old man has been accused of reporting to police that he had been robbed and later saying the robbery never happened.

The Telegraph Herald reports (http://bit.ly/1Ofn2uT ) that Jamal L. Gray, of Dubuque, turned himself in Thursday. He is charged with filing a false report to a public safety entity.

Police say Gray reported he had been robbed at gunpoint on March 27, but investigation into the incident revealed several inconsistencies in his report. Police say they when they brought up the discrepancies to Gray, he admitted to filing the false report because he gave some people money to buy him marijuana and they didn’t return.

Gray has been assigned to the public defender’s office, but online court records don’t yet indicate an attorney appointed to his case.

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Information from: Telegraph Herald, http://www.thonline.com

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