PROVO — A Springville woman was charged Thursday with making a false report after police say she called 911 to report a fake shooting, prompting a large police response.
Jamie Lynn Lewis, 41, is charged in 4th District Court with emergency reporting abuse, a third-degree felony.
On June 21, Lewis called 911 and claimed that her daughter had been shot by her boyfriend and was still inside a residence with him, according to the charging documents. A number of officers responded and surrounded the house with their guns drawn.
The officers called for the man inside the house to come out.
“The suspect emerged from the front door with his hands up and was very confused by the presence of four officers stacked behind a ballistic shield with their weapons drawn,” according to the charges.
Police searched the home but did not find a shooting victim.
“Everybody inside the residence was safe and completely unaware of the 911 call,” the charges state.
After police explained why they were there, the man “informed the officers that his ex-girlfriend was the reporting party and they had a tumultuous past,” according to court documents.