Man accused of making false 911 call
January 05, 2014 04:58 PM | 1262 views | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Smyrna Police are seeking Joseph Royce Coughlin of Lawrenceville on charges of misdemeanor unlawful conduct of a 911 call.

According to the arrest warrant, Coughlin called 911 falsely identifying himself as Donovan James. Police say Coughlin told a 911 communications officer a “violent criminal with felony warrants” was at the CVS Pharmacy located at 2994 Atlanta Road, Smyrna.

Police say Coughlin told the communications officer he got the information from a criminal history application on his cellphone and said there was an active warrant for “all kinds of stuff.”

When police arrived at the CVS, they found the National Criminal Information Center and Georgia Crime Information Center had no active warrants for the individual Coughlin had accused.

As of Sunday afternoon, Coughlin had not yet been arrested.

— Nikki Wiley

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