A Rome teen reportedly gave officers a different story about a shooting that occurred in December 2020.

According to Floyd County Jail reports:

John Daniel Whatley III, 18, told officers that someone was shot by an unknown person and led investigators astray, giving a few suspects' names as well.

He eventually told officers that it took place in a vehicle with multiple other people and that it was an accident. Whatley is charged with felony false writings and statements and he remained in jail with a $5,700 bond Monday morning.

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