A woman matched with a man who went by the name “Junior” on the dating app ‘Tagged’ and the two decided to meet at the Dover Crossing Sonic. As she arrived, ‘Junior’, who was later identified as 25-year-old Christopher Scales, asked her to get out of the car and give him a hug. As she did he opened her back door, grabbed a clear purse and white backpack, and fled on foot down the path behind the Sonic. Inside the purse and backpack was a laptop, a military ID, $800 in cash, two food stamp cards, a CashApp card, and a Venmo card. She gave chase after him until he turned and pulled a gun and racked the slide, at which point she retreated. He was positively identified in a photo lineup and taken into custody the following day.
24-year-old Marquel Scott is free on a $5,000 bond, and now faces the felony charge of filing a false report. Clarksville Police initially responded to an armed robbery call in the parking of a Mapco on Ft. Campbell Blvd. on May 16th, where Scott reported two men approached him while displaying handguns and took a backpack containing a Taurus pistol.
During the course of the investigation, it was determined those events never occurred. During an interview, Marquel Scott admitted to making up the story and that no robbery occurred. He states the fabricated the story to “protect a friend” according to court documents.