Tifton Gazette


September 20, 2012

Man arrested on charges of filing a false report

TIFTON — An Enigma man was recently arrested, charged with falsely reporting that he was robbed at gunpoint, kidnapped and had his vehicle stolen.

Major Bobby Brannen at the Tift County Sheriff’s Office informed The Gazette in an e-mail that the recent report of the armed robbery, kidnapping and theft of the motor vehicle that allegedly occurred on Enigma-Turner Church Road turned out to be false and the incident has been “unfounded.”

He explained that the complainant, 42-year-old Mario Sanchez-Seja of 121 Giddens St., Enigma, was charged Sunday (the same day of the report) with false report of a crime.

“Investigation revealed that Sanchez-Seja wrecked his 2000 Nissan Xterra Saturday night on Five Bridges Road in Irwin County and fled the scene on foot prior to the arrival of Irwin County deputies,” said Brannen in the e-mail.

Sanchez-Seja admitted to wrecking the vehicle, fleeing the scene, making up the armed robbery/kidnapping story and filing the false report.

Brannen said Sanchez-Seja pleaded guilty Monday in Tift County State Court.

State Court Judge Larry B. Mims sentenced Sanchez-Seja to 180 days in jail that would be suspended when Immigration Customs Enforcement (ICE) took custody of him.

Sanchez-Seja was picked up by ICE Wednesday.

Investigator Jason Barber, Sgt. Chad Davis, Deputy Jonathan Toledo and Trooper Aldridge with the Georgia State Patrol in Douglas were involved in the investigation.

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