Deputies: False Kidnapping Report Leads To Arrest Of Denver Man

LINCOLNTON, N.C. — Deputies say a Denver man lied when told investigators he was kidnapped at gunpoint and forced to break into mailboxes.

Carson Jackson, 22, is facing charges of filing a false police report and trying to cash a forged check.

Detectives say Jackson deposited a stolen check into his bank account and then tried to withdraw the funds out of his account.

Deputies say Jackson then admitted to police that he lied about being kidnapped and confessed to breaking into the mailboxes and stealing a check.

Investigators say 25 pieces of mail were removed from mailboxes on Sandestin Lane, Shoreline Drive, Eaglecrest Drive, Boardmoor Lane, Prestwick Lane and Club Drive in Stanley.  The mail was found strewn along the side of the road.

Jackson was arrested on March 6th on one felony count of obtaining property by false pretense and one felony count of uttering a forged instrument.  He was also charged with filing a false report to law enforcement.