Augusta man charged with making false 911 call

A man was arrested after giving a false report to 911 dispatchers at 1 a.m. Monday, according to the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office.

Deputies responded to an apartment on Fox Trace Drive after a caller reported a shooting there and gave a description of the suspect. Upon arrival, the deputy talked to all residents in the building and determined that no shooting had occurred.

The dispatcher traced the call to the 600 block of East Cedar Street, where deputies found Deandre Marquette Brown on the back porch with his cellphone, according to an incident report.

A review of the cellphone revealed the numbers to dispatch had been called from Brown’s phone. Brown was arrested for unlawful conduct during a 911 call, the report says.

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