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False claim of assault leads to arrest of city man

Dec 17, 2013 - From staff reports

A Riverton man was arrested Thursday after he called law enforcement to make a false claim about an assault.

Nathon Brewer, 39, of Riverton, reported the "attack" at about 5:45 p.m. Thursday on Snowberry Lane north of town. He said several subjects -- two women and two men -- had "tied him up and gagged" him inside his home in the Gardens North trailer park.

Deputies at the scene were unable to substantiate the allegations, and officials said they suspected Brewer was under the influence of methamphetamine.

Brewer, who was free on bond after a previous drug-related arrest, told the deputies that he had used drugs, and a urinalysis test confirmed he was under the influence of methamphetamine and marijuana.

Brewer was arrested for bond violation and on two counts of use of a controlled substance.

In a related incident, a woman on Snowberry Lane called police at about 7:30 p.m. Thursday to say someone had taken a jacket from inside of her home.

Brewer said he had entered the home and taken the jacket because he was not wearing a shirt and was cold.

The woman said she did not want to pursue charges; her jacket was returned.

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