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Police: Indiana man called 911 repeatedly without emergency

KOKOMO, Ind. — Police in Indiana arrested a man after they say he called 911 at least five times without an emergency on Tuesday.

Kevin R. Jackson, 44, remained jailed Wednesday morning on a misdemeanor charge after Kokomo Police took him into custody at his residence on South Washington Street.

Maj. Brian Seldon told the Kokomo (Ind.) Tribune that officers first responded to Jackson’s home after he called 911 saying he had an emergency. When officers arrived, Seldon said, Jackson was intoxicated and had asked his intoxicated friends to leave. The officers warned him not to call 911 unless he had an emergency before leaving.

Jackson then called 911 again about an hour later without having an emergency, according to Kokomo Police Department records.

Sheldon said Jackson called 911 at least three additional times before officers took him into custody on the misdemeanor charge.

He was also being held on a warrant for failure to appear in an unrelated case.

Fletcher writes for the Kokomo (Ind.) Tribune.