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Lie costs Fowler two months in jail
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A lie will cost a man two months in jail after he told authorities a tall tale about being struck by a car.The man, Edward Leon Fowler, 35, entered a guilty plea before Circuit Court Judge Bart Stanley to the charge of giving a false report to an officer. He was directed to serve 60 days of a two-year sentence. He will be allowed to participate in the adult Drug Court program, which is an intensive 18-month rehabilitation program overseen by the local court system.Fowler’s trouble began when he called 911 and claimed he had been struck by a white Mustang that was drag racing with another vehicle on Newt McKnight Road which runs off Short Mountain Road.“EMS and fire department responded and could not find any physical signs of injury,” said sheriff’s deputy Newman Ford in his warrant against Fowler.