Thursday, June 18, 2009

Man Charged with Abusing 911 System

A July 13 court date has been set for a Putnam County man, charged with calling 911 for a non-emergency. According to a report by sheriff's deputy Kyle Farley, 27-year-old Daryl Wayne Vaughn called 911 Wednesday afternoon to complain that a state trooper and a deputy were on his property, trying to serve a warrant on a relative, who was not there. He told the dispatcher that he wanted those law enforcement officers off of his property, but officials say that when the dispatcher tried to explain that he needed to call the non-emergency number and not tie up the 911 system, Vaughn allegedly became irate and started cursing. Deputy Farley took out a warrant against Vaughn, who was arrested about an hour later at his home on the Nashville Highway. Violation of the law concerning 911 calls is a Class C misdemeanor, punishable by a fine.