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Forsyth man arrested for reporting fake attack
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FORSYTH COUNTY — The alleged victim of a weekend stabbing has been arrested for falsely reporting a crime after Forsyth County Sheriff’s investigators determined the attack never happened.

Charles Alan Brooks, 31 of Cumming, faces the felony charge. His bond has been set at $5,610, according to the sheriff’s office.

The incident reportedly occurred about 11:40 p.m. Saturday when Brooks was approached by an unknown man looking for his dogs along the wood line on Spot Road near Sawnee Mountain Preserve.

Brooks claimed he had been stabbed with a pocket knife, so he fired two shots from a concealed firearm at the man, who ran off.

According to the sheriff’s office, however, it became clear in talking with Brooks that he had not been stabbed by another person because the suspect did not exist.

Brooks referred to an “extremely superficial” cut, and there was no evidence the shots he fired connected with a target.