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911 hang-up leads to assault charges

Updated 4:36 pm, Monday, November 12, 2012
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UPDATE: According to the state's attorney, the charges against William McCormick were dismissed.

William M. McCormick, 72, of Brushy Ridge Road, was arrested on charges of third-degree assault, interfering with a 911 call and disorderly conduct, following a dispute with his wife on Nov. 8.

According to the report, police received a 911 call from the residence, but the line went dead before the caller spoke to police. The dispatcher said she heard a woman screaming for help before the call was disconnected, and sent officers to the address.

While officers were en route, the dispatcher received two more calls from the residence which were also disconnected before anyone spoke.

When police arrived, they determined a verbal argument between the husband and wife became physical.

McCormick posted $5,000 bond and appeared in court Nov. 9.