Heber Springs Youth Faces 364 Charges

July 11, 2004 -- Posted at 4:15 PM CDT

Heber Springs (AP) --Police say they will ask a prosecutor to file 355 misdemeanor charges and nine felony charges against a 13-year-old boy the officers accuse of making 364 calls harassing dispatchers and reporting fake emergencies.

Heber Springs police say the boy was warned repeatedly what would happen when he got caught, but the calls continued until police could locate him.  Officials say the calls were made from a cell phone that had been disabled for all but emergency calls.

The stiffest penalty the boy could draw would be fines and time in a juvenile detention center.

Police would not name the boy because of his age. He has been released to custody of his parents.

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