A man who was arrested in Springfield, Illinois Monday night for firing shots outside a home, apparently fired no shots at all, though he did threaten to kill the residents and set the house on fire. Fredrick J. Tremain was taken to Sangamon County Jail after fleeing from police.
Grandview Police Chief Mike Feleccia said Tremain recently was kicked out of the home because of a drinking problem. Monday night, he called the house and threatened the residents. A short time later, 911 received a call that a man named “Joe-Joe” was outside the house, had shot a gun five times and was threatening to kill everyone.
Feleccia said that police determined “Joe-Joe” was Tremain, and that he called 911 himself pretending to be one of the residents inside. The residents told officers they never heard any gunshots and that they never called 911 to say Tremain had a gun.
“As far as I could tell, there was no gun, there were no shots fired. It’s just that Mr. Tremain was calling in this false call for whatever reason,” Feleccia said.
Charges being sought against Tremain include intimidation, disorderly conduct, aggravated assault and making a false 911 call. (info from Springfield Journal-Register)