Police: Convicted felon accidentally calls 911

A convicted felon was arrested after accidentally calling 911, according to the Iredell County Sheriff's Office.

On Monday, October 17, a 911 call was made from a cell phone which showed an address on Old Mountain Road in Statesville, according to the sheriff's office.

The sheriff's office said the caller had possibly called by mistake and didn't realized they had called 911.

The dispatcher continued listening to the conversation between a man and woman and heard them discussing illegal narcotics. When the call ended the caller was found to be at Bethesda Road.

Deputies arrived in the area and watched a 2014 Honda Accord leave the residence a short time later with a man and woman. 

A Lieutenant followed the car and watched it stop at a gas station on Salisbury Hwy. 10-15 minutes later the car was still in the parking lot. The Lieutenant began to approach the car, the driver, April M. Greer, backed up and began driving out of the parking lot. 

The Lieutenant conducted a traffic stop and advised Greer and the passenger, Randall L. Hager, 31, of the reason he stopped them. Hager admitted to having syringes in his pocket and was found to be in possession of schedule II and schedule III controlled substances (pills), as well as, drug paraphernalia, according to the sheirff's office.

As soon as the Lieutenant saw a handgun under Hager's seat he ran down Salisbury Hwy. into a wooded area.
The Lietuantent ran after Hager and caught him. It was discovered Hager was a convicted felon and had numerous warrants for his arrest. He was taken to Iredell County Detention Center where he received a $63,000 secured bond.

Hager was charged with possession of firearm by convicted felon, carrying a concealed gun, resisting a public officer, possession of schedule II, possession of schedule III, and possession of drug paraphernalia.  Hager was also found in possession of a cell phone that showed a recent “Emergency call.” Greer was not found to be in possession of any illegal items, therefore, she was released and no charges were made. This incident is still under investigation and further charges pending.