Man arrested after falsely calling 911 twice

William Travis Cox (Source: Baxter County Sheriff's Office)
William Travis Cox (Source: Baxter County Sheriff's Office)

BAXTER COUNTY, AR (KAIT)- A Cabot man is arrested aftermaking two false calls to 911.

According to Baxter County Sheriff John Montgomery, around12:11 a.m. Thursday, the county dispatch received a call from a man claiming tobe Bradley Thomas. The man stated that a five-year-old boy at his homeswallowed gasoline and needed medical assistance.

The caller said he was unable to give an exact addressbecause he said he was from Oklahoma. The man did tell dispatch that he was inthe area of County Road 11 and County Road 12 in the Midway area.

Baxter County Sheriff's deputies, Midway Volunteer FireDepartment first responders, and Baxter Regional Medical Center ambulance personnelresponded to the area. Sheriff Montgomery says deputies searched the area forabout an hour, but never located the young victim.

At approximately 1:39 a.m., Montgomery says the man calledagain saying he was at an address of 3426, but he says he wasn't sure of theroad name or number. Deputies went to 3426 County Road 11 and found WilliamTravis Cox, 40, of Cabot standing in the driveway talking on a cell phone.

Cox told deputies that he call 911 and referenced the childso they would send someone out to him.

Deputies said the man smelled of intoxicants and appeared tounder the influence of something.

When ambulance personnel arrived, Cox refused to be treated.

Deputies arrested Cox and found him in possession ofhydrocodone.

Cox was taken to the Baxter County Detention Center andcharged with filing a false report and possession of a controlled substance(hydrocodone).

Cox is free after posting a $935.00 bond. He is expected to appearin the Baxter County District Court on August 30th.

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