OPD: Alabama Man Arrested for Repeated 9-1-1 Calls


An Alabama man was arrested after repeated 9-1-1 calls concerning a third party.

31-year-old Michael Lathen of Pinson, Alabama, was charged with False Reports.

On June 27, court records say the Ottumwa Police Department received a 9-1-1 call from Lathen. Police say Lathen’s call concerned a child custody dispute of a third party. According to authorities, Lathen was instructed police could not take any action. Lathen continued to call 9-1-1 about the situation.

Lathen was taken to the Wapello County Jail. He is being held without bond pending a hearing with a magistrate judge.

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