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Bogus emergency call cost taxpayers nearly $5,000.00, Sheriff says

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Ervin Hill, 21, is facing one to ten years in prison if convicted of making a series of prank phone calls to police.  On Sunday, 18 deputies, 5 sergeants, and 1 lieutenant were called out to a Center Point home to investigate a hostage situation.  It turns out the reported crime was a hoax. 

"It offends our deputies that some jerk would put our lives at risk," said Jefferson County Sheriff Mike Hale. 

The sheriff's office estimates they spent nearly $5,000.00 dollars of taxpayer money investigating the incident. 

"This is a technique that criminals use. They want to try and get us into one part of the county and they rob another part of the county," said Hale. 

The caller reportedly told investigators that he had severely beaten a woman and that the victim was being held against her will. 

Hill is also being accused of making two false robbery reports. The 21 year old is currently behind bars in the Jefferson County jail on $50,000.00 dollars bond. 

 

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