False crime called in about ‘gunman’ in Cumming

by Staff Reports

March 04, 2014

CUMMING, Ga. — Deputies responded to a 911 call about a person being held up for pills and meth, but no “gunman” was found.

According to a Forsyth County Sheriff’s incident report, about 7 p.m. Jan. 5, deputies were dispatched to a home in the 5000 block of Archer Avenue and found no one in duress.

Deputies said they spoke to a woman who lived there, and she said she lately has been getting threatening calls from a former friend who is now in prison.

Earlier that day, she said he left a voicemail threatening to kill her and her family.

Deputies listened to the initial 911 call and said the caller sounded calm and causal. The caller said everyone at the house was “high for four days” and they had pills and “crystal meth” in the house. He added that a person had a gun and was “robbing his mother for pills.”

Deputies said the phone call sounded suspicious, as though the man was making things up on the spot and adding lies as he went along.