Lyle James Devenpeck, 46, of Johnson Mountain Road in Rydal, has made about 67 calls to 911 and Sunday had conversations with four dispatchers after calling 911 for help and receiving a mental health evaluation earlier in the day, according to the Bartow County Sheriff's Office incident report, above.
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Devenpeck first called authorities about 2 p.m. and was taken to Cartersville Medical Center and released 2 or 3 hours later. By about midnight, deputies were back at Devenpeck's home after he allegedly made several calls to dispatchers, saying "he just wanted to talk," according to the report, and making statements to the effect of:
- "He wanted to blow up the United State and he could blow up Atlanta," and
- "He was going to get all his guns and be ready for law enforcement when units arrive on scene."
When the cops showed up, Lyle allegedly refused to come outside, but talked to a deputy on a cell phone, in part saying "he could take (the deputy's) weapon away from him in 2 seconds if he wanted to," and asking, "if (the deputy) wanted (Devenpeck) to show him."
At 2:20 a.m. Monday, Devenpeck, allegedly intoxicated, "staggered to the patrol car, had slurred speech and a strong odor of alcohol on his breath," according to the report.
Devenpeck, an electrician, was arrested and charged with transmitting a false public alarm, making terroristic threats and four counts of interference with a 911 call.
He was arrested in 2009 and 2011 on charges of unlawful conduct during a 911 call, according to the report.
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