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Kingsport police say Greenbelt robbery was not true

By Tarah Taylor
Published On: Feb 07 2013 09:57:15 AM CST
Updated On: Feb 07 2013 04:50:09 PM CST
Shawn Fletcher
KINGSPORT, Tenn. -

Further investigation into a robbery on the Greenbelt in Kingsport led to the arrest of the man police say filed the report. Click here for the original story.

Shawn Fletcher is now charged with filing a false report and domestic simple assault.

Police say Fletcher punched his girlfriend in the eye while on the Greenbelt Sunday and she had to be treated at the hospital.

That's when police say Fletcher threatened her to not tell the truth and to go along with the story he told police about a man robbing them.

They say Fletcher confessed to making the story up.