A 26-year-old insurance agent is accused of making obscene calls to Charleston County 911 while drunk aboard a boat docked on the Ashley River, Charleston police said.
Officers were called to a boat docked near 1 Ashley Pointe Drive at 3:30 a.m. Sunday to check on reports of a belligerent man who repeatedly called 911 and cursed at dispatchers, police said. The man was reportedly upset because dispatchers sent a police officer to investigate a noise complaint involving his boat 30 minutes earlier, an incident report stated.
Officers found multiple people on the boat and identified Randall Charles Cheek, an insurance agent from Six Mile, as the man who had ignored numerous orders to stop calling 911, police said.
Cheek acknowledged calling 911 and dialed again while police were on the boat, the report stated.
Officers noted that Cheek appeared to be heavily intoxicated, with glassy eyes, slurred speech and a strong odor of alcohol wafting from his person, the report stated.
Cheek was charged with misuse of 911 and booked into the Charleston County jail, police said. He was released later that same day.