Man arrested for false report of shooting
By Jan Schultz
The Imperial Republican
A 55-year-old man was jailed Monday for false reporting of a shooting in Enders.
Sheriff Tim Sutherland said Timothy S. Lines of Enders allegedly made a 911 call Monday at 7:24 a.m., reporting that he had shot a man.
The 911 call was routed to the Dundy County Sheriff’s Office, which after discovering the location of the call, contacted the Chase County dispatcher, who in turn, contacted local authorities.
Deputy Bill Whitlow was dispatched to the scene. He requested backup, and Deputy Dan Steinert and an Imperial police officer responded. An Imperial EMS ambulance was also sent to the scene.
The 911 call reportedly identified the location of the shooting at 2nd and Lincoln Sts., in Enders. Officers investigated at that address, finding Lines and Pam Newton inside the trailer home.
The officers found no evidence of a shooting, Sheriff Sutherland said. Lines, who was highly intoxicated according to the officers’ report, was arrested at the scene on a false reporting charge, a misdemeanor.
He was taken to Chase County Jail in Imperial, and a bond of $1,000 was set. He was released about 5:30 p.m. Monday after posting the 10 percent required.
Lines will be in Chase County Court on the charges Oct. 21 at 1 p.m.