Report: SC couple arrested after reporting possums, people jumping out of fridge

Report: SC couple arrested after reporting possums, people jumping out of fridge

SPARTANBURG COUNTY, SC (WYFF) - Deputies responded to a 911 call Sunday from a couple who said they were seeing possums and people jumping out of their refrigerator and microwave, according to an incident report.

Spartanburg County deputies said they could not find the address the couple initially gave the 911 dispatcher, but eventually found Brandon Terry and Casey Fowler. The couple said they accidentally gave the wrong address, but had called 911 several times throughout the night.

A deputy asked the couple if they were on drugs and they told him no, the report said.

Terry and Fowler told the deputy they had pictures of worms coming out of the floor of their vehicle and had pictures of midgets and other people camouflaged.

The deputy said Terry showed him several pictures of a basketball goal and tree. Terry and Fowler told the deputy that there was a person standing beside the tree in camouflage. The deputy told Fowler he could not see the person and Fowler told the deputy it was because only he could see them.

According to the report, the deputy called officials in Cleveland County, where the couple is from, to check if either had any outstanding arrest warrants.

Officials said Terry had six felony warrants for narcotics charges. Terry was put in investigative detention, the report said.

Terry agreed to a field sobriety test. During the test, Terry stopped and said the deputy was touching his eyes, according to the report. The deputy told Terry he was not and restarted the test.  The deputy said Terry had rapid eye tremors. The report said Terry admitted he had smoked marijuana in the past, but not for a month. He denied being under the influence of any drugs at the time, the report said.

EMS checked Terry and Fowler and said they had accelerated heart rates. EMS said the couple seemed to be fine mentally.

The deputy spoke to Fowler's mother on the phone who said she was on her way because she thought the couple was on drugs. She told the deputy Fowler and Terry had a history of drug abuse.

Terry and Fowler were both arrested.

The report said the couple had called 911 five times during the night.

The deputy said, due to his experience, he believed Terry and Fowler to be under the influence of "gravel", also known as Flakka, which has effects similar to those of bath salts.

Terry and Fowler were both charged with unlawful use of 911. Terry was also charged with fugitive from justice.

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