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Prank phone calls land soldier in jail

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By Mark Scohier, Staff writer

An active-duty Army man was arrested in Chiefland Tuesday after making seven 911 calls in which he pretended to be the victim of a stabbing.

Twenty-two-year-old Alexander Leroy Shelton, Fort Riley, Kan., first called 911 at 1:33 a.m., but he would not tell the Levy County Sheriff's Department where he was, a report from the Sheriff's Office said.

Officials said Shelton, calling from a cellular phone, claimed to be being stabbed in the neck by a black man.

He hung up, but called back minutes later with a low and gurgling voice, authorities said.


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