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Man accused of 292 false 911 calls

A 21-year-old man was arrested Tuesday and accused of making 292 false calls to 911 since July 1.

Escambia deputies arrested Cheveon Alonzo Ford after a 911 call was made about 10 a.m. from a cell phone, the Sheriff’s Office said.

Ford told deputies he made the calls because he didn’t have any minutes on his phone and “911 is a free call,” the Sheriff’s Office said in a news release.

Global Positioning System coordinates were used to track the phone. Deputies arrested Ford at a home on Kelso Road.

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