PCSO: Man filed false report after shooting himself

EASLEY — An Easley man was arrested last week after police said he filed a false police report after shooting himself.

Bradford Harrison Noel, 38, was arrested last Thursday and charged with filing a false police report. He was later released on a $5,000 personal recognizance bond.

According to a news release from Pickens County Sheriff’s Office chief deputy Creed Hashe, Noel called police on Dec. 17 to say he had been shot in the arm when he opened the front door of his home on Stonewall Farm Road in Easley at around 7:45 p.m.

Noel told police a stranger had knocked at his door and asked to speak with someone who had previously lived in the home, according to police reports, then drew a handgun and shot Noel after learning the person did not live there.

“Through the course of law enforcement’s investigation, it was discovered the entire scenario was a ruse and the defendant had shot himself in the arm,” a warrant for Noel’s arrest said. “The defendant admitted to law enforcement he had made up the entire story.”