JASPER COUNTY — A man who allegedly shot himself in the foot and later told law enforcement officials he had been robbed has been arrested and charged with false informing.
According to reports, on Tuesday, Oct. 29, at approximately 3:21 a.m., Jasper County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a victim who was at the Jasper County Hospital Emergency Room being treated for a gunshot wound.
JCSO Sgt. Jack Bulington responded to the hospital and discovered that a man identified as Eduardo Torres-Vargas, 23, of DeMotte, had received a gunshot wound to the lower part of his left leg. According to two witnesses who were with Vargas at the time of the shooting, the group had been robbed at gunpoint on State Road 10 near the intersection of State Road 110 south of DeMotte.
For more details see the Friday, Nov. 1, print edition or e-edition of the Rensselaer Republican.