A 34-year-old Sulphur Springs man was arrested Saturday for allegedly preventing a woman from calling 911.
Police were dispatched at 11:12 a.m. May 25 to a report of a disturbance in progress at a Woodlawn Street residence. Upon arrival at the man’s residence, they contacted the man and another party alleged to have been involved in the disturbance, police reported.
He was accused of taking the phone away from the other participant and still had it on him. She reportedly tried to get it back but he wouldn’t give it to her. Officers asked the man if he had the phone; he admitted he did and took it from his pocket, police alleged in arrest reports.
An officer reported listening to the recording from the 911 call and could hear the woman yelling in an attempt to take the phone back. Consequently, the man was arrested for interference with an emergency request for assistance, a Class A misdemeanor offense, according to arrest reports.