A 54-year-old Sedalia man is accused of misusing 911 after police responded to the 600 block of South Washington on a report of a person having difficulty breathing.

According to a report from the Sedalia Police Department, several calls were received with the same complaint, but officers found Alvin Odell Brown Jr. in an intoxicated condition and say he had no medical problems.

Brown was taken into custody and placed on a 24-hour hold at the Pettis County Jail, pending state charges of misuse of 911.

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