TYLER, TX (KLTV) -
Two men were arrested after a false report of robbery. Tyler Police dispatch received a 911 call at 4:06 pm on Sunday, reporting a robbery of an individual. The caller stated that he and another victim had been beaten and robbed at gun point by three men who then fled into a wooded area near the Valero station at 403 Loop 323 SSE in Tyler.
Both victims, Landon Brown and Stephen Woldt, had multiple cuts, bruises, and abrasions on their faces and arms. The victims reported that their money and drivers licenses were stolen, as well as a vial containing 60 Xanax pills which were recently obtained by prescription.
A K9 unit attempted to track the suspects through the woods, but found no sign of the suspects or anyone having passed through the wooded area. The victims were interviewed at the scene and gave sworn statements.
Numerous inconsistencies were found in the victims statements which indicated that the two complainants had fabricated the entire story of the robbery in order to obtain a police report stating that the prescription for Xanax had been stolen. The goal was to get a new prescription for Xanax, which could then be fraudulently obtained from a physician.
Both Brown and Walt were arrested and charged with false report to a peace officer. Brown was also charged with false alarm, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of marijuana, possession of a controlled substance, and resisting arrest.
The wounds that officers had observed on them had occurred during a traffic wreck the previous day.
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