Jonesboro man arrested after false 911 calls

Jonesboro man arrested after false 911 calls

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - Jonesboro police arrested a man they say falsely contacted them multiple times in one day.

It happened on July 20 and 21, between the hours of 11:38 p.m. and 12:03 a.m., on the 300 block of North Bridge Street.

A Jonesboro incident report states 42-year-old Edwin A. Yancy of Jonesboro first called police saying there was an unwanted person in his home.

When they arrived, police spoke with Yancy who was slurring his words and admitted he had been drinking.

According to the incident report, Yancy told police he wanted another man out of his home because he was "bugging him."

Yancy also told police the man did not live there.

Police spoke to the man who told them he was Yancy's roommate.

Police noted, there were empty beer cans on the floor in the home and the man told police that Yancy had been drinking.

Yancy then admitted the man was his roommate but said he still wanted him to leave.

Police told Yancy court action was needed in order to remove his roommate from the home, and police left the residence.

Yancy contacted police again at 11:54 p.m. and again told them he wanted his roommate removed from his home.

Police responded to the home again and officers told him he would still need court action to have the man removed.

Yancy then told police that he was not leaving, and if they did not remove his roommate he would take care of it, but someone would end up in jail.

Yancy also said he was not afraid to go to jail, according to the incident report.

Police told Yancy that he could not continue contacting them if there was not an emergency.

Police left the residence but Yancy contacted them again at 12:03 a.m. cursing and yelling over the phone.

When they arrived at the home, police heard Yancy yelling at his roommate as they approached the door.

Police then arrested Yancy and he was taken to the Craighead County Detention Center.

He was cited with communicating a false alarm.

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