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Man Charged with Making Phony 911 Calls

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Decatur police have arrested a man for making bogus 911 calls to get people he didn't like in trouble.

Darrell Craig Brown, 25, Trinity, is charged with four counts of false reporting to law enforcement.

Police say Brown called 911 four different times in July and August to report information that was false.

Brown allegedly called July 18 to report someone manufacturing methamphetamine in Trinity. Police say he called twice Aug. 27 to report someone breaking into vehicles -- once on John Johnson Road and another time at a trailer in Heritage Estates trailer court in Decatur. The fourth call was Aug. 30 to report a robbery at the Mapco on Highway 20.

Each time police responded, they determined the information was false.

A Morgan County 911 supervisor contacted Decatur police after determining all four calls were made by the same man using the same cell phone. Brown was identified, and police interviewed him at the Morgan County Jail, where he was being held on unrelated felony charges. Police say he admitted making the calls in an attempt to lead police to locations of people he had been fighting or arguing with. Police say he hoped the police response would aggravate those people.

Brown faces up to a year in jail and up to a $6,000 fine for each of the four charges.

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