20-year-old Kenneth Brooks is charged with the aggravated domestic assault of their roommate, Taylor Callis after another roommate, James Cox, called 911 to report the two were fighting. Brooks reportedly came home drunk and began to yell at Callis, and swung at him. Brooks then reportedly grabbed a knife from the kitchen and beat on Callis’ bedroom door and stabbed through the door with the knife. Callis remained in his room until officers arrived on scene and determined it was safe for him to come out.
In recent years, there’s been a push for individuals to call 911 if they are in a situation with police that makes them uncomfortable – to get more eyeballs present on the situation. Clarksville Police Officer Joshua Billotte charged a man with making a “non-emergency” 911 call when he did just that, despite documenting the man was calling 911 “for help”.
He jailed the man, who received no other charges, and a commissioner gave him a $1,000 bond.