Forest, VA-A Forest man will spend a year in jail for sending police on a manhunt for a shooter last year.
Investigators say Marshall Patterson lied when he told the Bedford County Sheriff's Office someone shot him in the chest with a rifle and then ran into the woods near Mays Mill Road.
Bedford County investigators later found out Marshall accidentally shot himself. On Tuesday, Marshall was sentenced to three years with two years suspended. He will also be on supervised probation for two years.