An Army private who claimed he had been shot during a robbery on the LIttle Blue Trace has been charged with falsifying his story.


Pvt. Brian A. Anderson, 25, made that claim Aug. 8, but recanted his story and admitted that the gunshot wound was self-inflicted, the Jackson County Sheriff's Office reported Thursday.

An Army private who claimed he had been shot during a robbery on the LIttle Blue Trace has been charged with falsifying his story.


Pvt. Brian A. Anderson, 25, made that claim Aug. 8, but recanted his story and admitted that the gunshot wound was self-inflicted, the Jackson County Sheriff's Office reported Thursday.


He has been charged with one count of filing a false police report regarding the alleged shooting and robbery.


Anderson initially said he had been shot and robbed on the trail. But investigators found no evidence of the crime: no sign of a scuffle, no bullet casings, no blood on the trail.


The private was arrested without incident at the Sheriff’s Office and taken back to Fort Riley, Kan., where he was released into the custody of the United States Army.


The Sheriff’s Office public information officer Sgt. Ronda Montgomery reported the office spent numerous man hours as well as other resources investigating the soldier’s false claims.