Lindale man lies about wood chipper murder

Dakota Dawson. Photo Source: Smith County Jail.
Dakota Dawson. Photo Source: Smith County Jail.

By Jena Johnson - bio | email

TYLER, TX (KLTV) - A concerned friend called authorities after he received a text message from a friend claiming he had shot and killed a man cheating with his girlfriend and fed him to a wood chipper, according to authorities.

After further investigation, authorities say they determined the report was not true.

Dakota Lee Dawson was arrested and charged with false alarm, which is a Class A misdemeanor. He reportedly told authorities he lied about the murder to impress his friend.

Dawson was released Tuesday morning from the Smith County Jail on a $1,000 bond.

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