Deputies: Man falsely claimed person had shotgun to expedite law enforcement response

Deputies: Man falsely claimed person had shotgun to expedite law enforcement response
Vickie Amerson was charged with misuse of 911

RAVENEL, SC (WCSC) - A man has been charged after he falsely claimed that a person was armed with a shotgun, according to Charleston County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Roger Antonio.

On Feb. 18, just before 7:30 p.m., deputies were dispatched to a call in the area of Teaster Lane for a report of someone armed with a shotgun, Antonio said.

Deputies responded in emergency mode with lights and sirens activated, but then determined that the caller, Vickie Amerson, had falsely informed dispatchers that his son had a shotgun to try and expedite a response.

Amerson was charged with misuse of 911.

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