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James Edward Miles

BURLINGTON, N.C. — Police arrested a man Thursday evening at a Burlington hotel for misusing the 911 system and making a false report to police.

James Edward Miles, 39, called 911 at 4:51 p.m. to report that he was at the Econo Lodge on Hanford Road, that he had shot himself and that he was holding his girlfriend at gunpoint.

Officers determined that he gave a room number different from the room he was actually staying in and eventually determined he was in room 253.

Officers communicated with Miles for about 40 minutes and were able to get him into custody. Once officers got into the room it was discovered that Miles did not have any weapons, nor was there any other occupants of the room.

Miles was charged with felonious obstruction, misuse of the 911 system and filing a false police report.

He was out on a $75,000 bond for other similar charges. His current bond for Thursday’s charges is $150,000.

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