Two Utica men are in the Rome City lockup after allegedly falsely reporting a home invasion.

The Oneida County Sheriff's Office says 30-year old Michael Litz  called 9-1-1 and reported that four men entered a home on Rome-Oriskany Road in Rome and assaulted him and his cousin, 36-year old Timothy Bellair.

He claimed the men also caused damage to the property.

Deputies say the report turned out to be false.

Both men were charged with making a false statement.

Litz was also charged with criminal mischief and falsely reporting an incident.