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Police: Monongah Man Fabricated Kidnapping Story

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A Monongah man who told authorities he had been kidnapped and forced to buy products to make meth against his will, has been arrested and charged with three counts of reporting a false emergency, according to West Virginia State Police.

Matthew Delovich, 26, told police that Jonathon Cochran, 30, and Andrea Jarrell, 20, kidnapped him at gun point and forced him to buy Sudafed medication at a Morgantown pharmacy, using Jarrell's credit card.

Cpl. Harmon determined in his investigation that Delovich initiated a conversation with Jarrell, offering to make a deal with her to fix her car fender if she would "help him get a buzz", according to the criminal complaint document.

Cpl. Harmon believes that Delovich was never taken against his will but created the kidnapping story to avoid having his probation revoked from a prior offense, knowing that he would test positive for having meth in his system.

Delovich is being held in North Central Regional Jail with bail set at $3,000.