MORELAND - What began as a hang-up call to 911 ended with a police pursuit and the arrest of a man on domestic violence charges Thursday morning, due in part to the quick thinking of the emergency caller.
Sheriff's deputies responded to the complaint of a domestic disturbance at 9 a.m. from emergency dispatchers, who had received a hang-up call moments earlier. Upon calling the residence listed as the source of the hang-up, dispatchers learned that Erin R. Wells, 24, of Hustonville, had allegedly broken a Domestic Violence Order and assaulted a female in a Raintree subdivision residence.
The female caller answered the dispatcher's return call, and when asked if she was OK, said no. What followed was a one-sided conversation held under a quick-witted ruse.
"He was in the house. She told him she was talking to the census bureau," reported dispatchers. Often using simple yes and no answers, the caller was able to describe the exterior of the house for deputies to locate. The caller continued the conversation until police arrived, said dispatchers.