Prank 911 call lands man in jail

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By Jamie Baker-Nantz

A Dry Ridge man found himself behind bars after police say he made a prank 911 call on Oct. 8.
Police charged Clarence Fagan II, 56, with falsely reporting an incident on a 911 line, disorderly conduct (causing alarm or panic) and possession of marijuana at 8:56 p.m. on Main Street in Dry Ridge.
Grant County Sheriff Chuck Dills said the 911 dispatch center at Kentucky State Police Post 6 in Dry Ridge received a call at 8:47 p.m. about an armed robbery that was occurring at Grant County Drugs by two men armed with guns.
Dills said the deputies from the sheriff’s office, KSP and Williamstown police answered the call, as well as a Boone County deputy who was in the area.
Dills said the drug store was closed, so police were able to trace the call to an apartment across the street.
“We went to the residence, but no one answered the door,” Dills said.
The landlord allowed police to search the residence where they found two males and one female inside.
Dills said while talking with Fagan, they discovered he had two outstanding warrants from Franklin County for a probation violation and a bench warrant from Grant County for fraudulent use of a credit card.
“He also admitted that he had thrown some marijuana behind a dresser when he realized we were going to enter the apartment,” Dills said.
Police replayed the 911 call and Dills said Fagan admitted he made the call using an old cell phone.
Fagan was lodged in the Grant County Detention Center.