Jacob Ryan Short, 19 of Rome, was arrested at the Floyd County Jail Wednesday after a deputy said he lied to him in order to see his incarcerated girlfriend. Reports said that Short told a Sheriff Office official that he needed to see Mary Yarbrough, an inmate at the jail, because their child was sick and that he needed advice on what to do.

Deputies then reviewed the tape of the meeting and verified that Short had lied as the reason to the visit.

Short was arrested and charged with making false statements or writings.