Burlington, NC - Police in Burlington received several false 911 calls throughout Thursday from the Econo Lodge on Hanford Rd.
Police said they were first called around 4:20 am by a man claiming to have shot the clerk. He told officers that he was in room 123.
When police arrived, they found room 123 was vacant. They received several more calls and officers said they contacted all occupants of the Econo Lodge.
James Edward Miles, 37-years-old from Charlotte, was identified as the suspect for making the false calls. Miles was staying in room 125. According to police, Miles has been arrested multiple times for previously misusing the 911 system. He was recently released from prison Saturday.
Police were issued a search warrant for Miles' room and seized several cell phones and drug paraphernalia. He was charged with four counts of Misuse Of 911 System, two counts of Filing False Police Report, Possessing Drug Paraphernalia and Injury To Real Property. Miles was taken to jail under a $20,000 bond.
Source: Burlington PD