A Knox County woman and her boyfriend were arrested Wednesday night after the woman allegedly called to report that armed intruders were in her home.
Betsy Cecil, 42, of Artemus called 911 from her home on Ron Cecil Road and reported that people had broken into her home, according to the Knox County Sheriff’s Department.
As a deputy drove to the home, Cecil stayed on the line and told the dispatcher that the intruders were inside and armed with a firearm, the sheriff’s department said.
When the deputy arrived, Cecil and her boyfriend, Brian Simpson, 49, also of Artemus, came out of the bedroom, the sheriff said. The deputy recognized that they were both intoxicated. He didn’t find anyone inside or outside the home.
The deputy found more than 15 syringes, two plastic baggies of suspected crystal meth, two marijuana joints, a meth smoking pipe and a loaded semiautomatic handgun on the bed, the sheriff said.
Cecil and Simpson were both arrested on charges of possession of a controlled substance, marijuana possession, drug paraphernalia, possession, possession of a handgun by a convicted felon and falsely reporting an incident, according to jail records.
They were being held in the Knox County jail.