GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) - A man who made up a story about the attempted abduction of his 2-year-old son will serve house arrest and probation.
Eugene Rose, 32, of Cedar Springs was sentenced Monday to four years probation, 30 days house arrest and 100 hours on a work crew after pleading guilty to lying to a police officer.
Rose called Kent County Sheriff's deputies in September 2012 and told them a man came to his 17 Mile Road property and attempted to walk away with his son. He told police he fought off the would-be abductor.
Rose later admitted he had made up the story. He pleaded guilty to misdemeanor lying to a police officer in February.
An additional charge of being an habitual offender was dropped as part of a plea deal.
GRAM Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony in front of a festive downtown crowd at Rosa Parks Circle Friday night.
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Police say snow made roads "treacherous" Sunday and urged people to stay home if possible.