Man Who Falsely Reported Wife’s Kidnapping Arrested

A Smithfield man was arrested Tuesday night after police said he called 911 reporting his wife had been kidnapped and was being held against her will.

Smithfield Police responded to the 9:50pm call made by Tony Curtis Johnson.  Police said they quickly determined his story was not true.

Police allege Johnson was at an address and had been drinking. He was asked to leave the location and reportedly became upset he had to leave while his wife was allowed to stay.  Johnson then called 911 reporting the false kidnapping story.

Police said they spoke with the female and she was not being held against her will and was free to leave the location anytime she wanted.

Johnson was found near the intersection of Blount and Martin Streets and taken into custody. He was charged with misuse of the 911 system and booked into the Johnston County Jail under a $1,500 bond, pending a September 4th court appearance.