Repeated calls to 911 leads to charges against SC caller

The (Sumter) ItemSeptember 10, 2013 

A Pinewood man was arrested Tuesday after reportedly calling 911 six times in one night about a disagreement with his wife and her friends.

Joseph Brown, 57, reportedly called 911 about 12:03 a.m. and told law enforcement his common-law wife was running a card game in their kitchen, and he couldn't sleep because of all the noise they were making. When deputies arrived at the home, Brown reportedly told them the group assaulted him and tore up his clothes, but when asked about this, he reportedly produced a bag of underwear and said they had torn it up.

Deputies reportedly told the man not to call 911 for such matters. But after leaving the home, deputies turned around after Brown reportedly called dispatch five more times complaining of an assault.

When deputies arrived on scene, the man reportedly told deputies one of the card players had punched him, but when questioned he said it was "more of a push" and he "just wanted to get into the kitchen."

Brown was then arrested for misuse of 911, but his accusations didn't stop there. The suspect also reportedly told deputies his wife was cooking crack cocaine inside the house. Deputies reportedly searched the area but found no evidence of drug use.

While he was inside the patrol car, the man also reportedly bashed his head against the cage mesh in the rear seat and accused the deputy of assaulting him, as well as pulling his gun on him. He reportedly threatened to sue.

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