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ETSU student charged with false reporting, drug offense following campus robbery

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JOHNSON CITY, TN (WJHL) -

An East Tennessee State University student has been charged with filing a false report about an armed robbery on campus earlier this week.

According to the university, student James Q. Wolfe, 18, was also charged with conspiracy to distribute schedule VI drugs.

ETSU investigators believe an armed robbery did happen on campus but said Wolfe withheld information.

According to an affidavit of complaint, Wolfe initially told police that he and a female were robbed as they walked to Davis apartments to repay a friend some money he had borrowed.

The individual interviews with both Wolfe and the female reportedly contradicted each other.

On Tuesday, officers met with the female student and walked through the robbery site. She reportedly stood by her original statement.

Wolfe also walked through the robbery site with officers, where they said they noticed inconsistencies in his statements.

According to the affidavit, Wolfe reportedly admitted to authorities that he went to the gazebo behind Davis apartments to sell marijuana.

Wolfe said when he went to sell marijuana two men pulled handguns on him and took money, marijuana, his wallet and its contents.

He reportedly told police that he only reported the incident because his driver’s license and social security card were stolen. Wolfe said he was afraid his identity would be compromised.

According to the affidavit, Wolfe showed police text messages between himself and a person that indicated a drug buy and delivery, as well as a final meeting place – the gazebo behind Davis apartments.

Wolfe told police that he needed to make money and selling marijuana was an easy, quick way to do that.

According to the affidavit, authorities told District Attorney General Tony Clark and Wolfe was charged with filing a false report for withholding information, providing false information in reference to the robbery and conspiracy to distribute schedule VI drugs.

No charges are being placed against the other victim in the robbery.

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