Sunday June 4th, 2023 1:19PM

Hoschton man arrested after police say he faked home burglary

By Caleb Hutchins Assistant News Director

A Hoschton man is in jail after authorities said he faked a report of a burglary at his home last weekend.

Hoschton Police Chief Brad Hill said authorities were called to the home on Dove Trail on the night of Saturday, May 13 by a homeowner who said his home had been broken into.

"He told the deputies he had shot twice at a perpetrator that was in his house and it was confirmed shots fired. There was a bullet hole in the wall and a bullet hole on the porch," Hill said.

Jackson County Sheriff's Office deputies were the first to respond to the scene, but Hill said the case was turned over to Hoschton police the following morning. He said while they were searching for a possible suspect, he began finding evidence leading him to believe the homeowner, later identified as Guy Wilson, had faked the incident.

"No one was located that night. I began the investigation on Sunday and throughout the investigation, through the evidence, I was able to determine that what he was saying happened really didn't happen," Hill said. "Finally, Mr. Wilson [Thursday] confessed that he had, in fact, fabricated the story."

Wilson was booked into the Jackson County Jail Thursday on more than $12,000 bond. He faces charges of false report of a crime, reckless conduct and unlawful conduct during a 911 call.

No one was injured when the shots were fired.

"One of the rounds did go through the wall of the house, straight towards the neighbor's house," Hill said. "That's the reason he was charged with reckless conduct."

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