Virginia sheriff’s deputy who said he was attacked Friday night charged with falsely summonsing law enforcement and obstruction of justice

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WARRENTON, Va. (WFXR) — A Fauquier County sheriff’s deputy who claimed he was attacked Friday night has been charged with falsely summonsing law enforcement and obstruction of justice after investigators say he made the story up.

Jake Preston Dooley, 22, told authorities he was attacked Friday night, July 10, after a passerby found Dooley lying face down on a road.

Fauqueir County Sheriff Robert P. Mosier expressed regret that deputies investigated what turned out to be a false report involving one of his own deputies.

“Sometimes bad things happen to good organizations,” he said in a statement. “We truly regret that this happened but find a tremendous amount of comfort in the knowledge that our community understands and supports law enforcement in Fauquier County.”

Dooley was “relieved of duty” and arrested. He was released by a magistrate on a $10,000 unsecured bond but will be transported to a regional facility for a mental health evaluation, the sheriff’s office said.

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