GEORGETOWN COUNTY, SC (WMBF) – Investigators have determined that a Hemingway man’s report of being attacked by a wild animal Tuesday night are false.
According to a news release from the Georgetown County Sheriff’s Office, 33-year-old Rickey Wesley Lynch said he was attacked by a “large black cat” while walking to his neighborhood. Deputies say Lynch admitted the story was not true.
Lynch has been charged with filing a false police report and breach of peace, the release states. He has been transported to the Georgetown County Detention Center, where he is being held pending a bond hearing.