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Man accused of making 911 hang-up calls appears in court

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Tuy Thai of Henderson is accused of making fake calls to 911.

A man police suspect called Henderson 911 operators more than 3,600 times made his first appearance in Henderson Justice Court on Monday, where a date was set for a preliminary hearing.

After a paperwork error by Henderson Police put the case on hold last week, Tuy Thai, 35, today was ordered to appear at 9:30 a.m. Dec. 5 for a preliminary hearing. Thai faces two counts of unlawful use 911 and is being held at the Henderson Detention Center on $2,000 bail.

Police said they suspect Thai of making more than 3,600 calls and then hanging up. Thai was arrested based on calls made Nov. 6 and 7 after detectives watched him make some of the calls, police said.

Thai initially was arrested on Nov. 8 on 59 counts of unlawful use of 911 for allegedly repeatedly calling Henderson 911 and hanging up, police said. He would ignore return calls, police said.

Thai was scheduled to make his first court appearance Friday, but Henderson Police failed to send the necessary paperwork to the Clark County District Attorney’s Office. As a result, prosecutors could not file a criminal complaint with the court.

Police corrected the issue the same day and rebooked Thai on two counts. The 57 other counts could be added before the preliminary hearing, if the District Attorney’s Office amends the case, officials said.

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