JCSO: Driver Reported Car Stolen After Wreck

A driver is facing charges after he allegedly wrecked his vehicle then attempted to report the car as being stolen.

A single vehicle accident was discovered early Tuesday on Jordan-Narron Road off Buffalo Road outside of Selma.  No one was around the vehicle, which had been abandoned.

Around 6pm Tuesday, Jonathan Forrest Knight, 29, of Deer Ridge Drive, Selma contacted deputies saying he looked outside his home around 10:45am and his car was missing. Knight could not explain why he waited more than 7 hours to notify authorities.

Deputies quickly learned the car had been involved in an accident. After questioning Knight further about the incident, he reportedly admitted to being the driver of the vehicle when it wrecked.

Knight was charged with filing a false police report, a misdemeanor.  He was given a $1,000 bond.