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Men in crash say they were carjacked, Tenn. police say that's a lie

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(CBS/AP) JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. - Officer, two men carjacked us and we were held in the car and then they crashed our car into another vehicle.

Sounds like a frightening story, perhaps, but police in Johnson City, Tenn. says that's all it is - a story, not the truth.

Police say two men who claimed their car had been stolen before it crashed into another vehicle were lying. They charged 46-year-old Jimmy Lee Enoch of Gray and 57-year-old Jeffrey Lynn Trapp of Coeburn, Va., with making a false report. Enoch is also charged with leaving the scene of an accident.

The crash occurred at a Johnson City intersection, according to the Johnson City Press.

The suspects told police hitchhikers they had picked up on Sunday carjacked them, but witnesses at the crash scene said it was, in fact, Enoch and Trapp themselves, who fled the scene after the accident. Both were due in court Tuesday.

  • Crimesider Staff

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