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Sheriff's Son Arrested For Prank 911 Call

Sheriff's Son Arrested For Prank 911 Call

Jeremy Summers

The Chattanoogan Press via YellowBrix

November 01, 2010

CHATTANOOGA, TN – Chattanooga Police, Fire, and Hamilton County EMS were dispatched to a downtown grocery Sunday night when a caller said someone was firing shots and people were down. It turned out to be a false call, and the caller – the son of Catoosa County Sheriff Phil Summers – was placed under arrest.

Police and emergency personnel were dispatched to Buehler’s Market in the 400 block of Market Street. The caller advised Hamilton County 911 that shots had been fired and people were down. When officers arrived on scene, a witness told police who had made the call, and that it was a false call.

Officers immediately located the alleged caller and detained him.

Jeremy Summers, 28, admitted to officers that he had indeed made the call. He was placed into custody and charged with public intoxication, false reports, abuse of the 911 system, criminal impersonation and commission of acts of terrorism.

The sheriff’s son has had several brushes with the law in the past, including a prior case in Hamilton County.

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