The Frederick City Police charged Jeffrey Darnell Rhodes with two counts of making a false statement to police officers after stating that he had been shot.
On 03-28-2014 Frederick City Police officers responded to a reported shooting that occurred at 25 Consett Place. Upon their arrival, a subject identified as Jeffrey Darnell Rhodes stated that he had been shot in the right arm and heard at least six shots. Mr. Rhodes stated that while walking in the area of Hillcrest Drive and Consett Place he had heard six shots and was struck in the arm. Mr. Rhodes was attended to by EMS personnel and there was no visible signs that he had been shot. There were no injuries, no evidence of shots being fired, and no signs of him being struck by gunfire.
Ofc. Cox was assigned the case and conducted an investigation into this situation. It was determined that Mr. Rhodes’ call to police was the only call received by police communications of shots being fired on that date and at that time. Additionally, it was learned that Mr. Rhodes had previously called the police in July of 2013, in reference to him being stabbed by his girlfriend. This incident was also found to be not true.
On 03-31-2014 Officer Cox applied for charges through the District Court Commissioner. A Criminal summons was issued on 03-31-2014 for one count of false statement to officer and one count of false statement to officer cause (to cause an investigation). Mr. Rhodes was served with the criminal summons on 04-04-2014 and must appear in court at a later date.
Case Report #: 2014-022184
Suspect: Rhodes, Jeffrey Darnell 07-12-1972
25 Consett Place, Frederick Maryland 21703
Criminal Summons Service: Officer Stanley #484
Investigating Officer: Ofc. M.Cox # 294
Author of press release: Sgt. T.Tokarz 307