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Paperwork filed; suspect back on the hook for alleged 911 calling frenzy

Oversight initially left DA’s Office without police report detailing counts

Updated Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012 | 3:28 p.m.

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

Hold the phone.

Just when the man arrested for allegedly calling Henderson 911 more than 3,600 times was about to be released from custody after a reporting error, he was rebooked Thursday into the Henderson Detention Center.

Tuy Thai, 35, was arrested Nov. 8 and was being detained in the Henderson Detention Center, awaiting his first appearance on allegations against him at 9 a.m. Thursday in Henderson Justice Court.

But instead of a court date, Thai was beginning the process to be released from custody due to a filing error between Henderson Police and the Clark County District Attorney’s Office. Henderson Police spokesman Keith Paul said the mistake was later explained to a judge, and Thai was rebooked into the detention center before he was officially released from custody.

Tess Driver, a spokeswoman for District Attorney Steve Wolfson, said the DA’s Office never received the case paperwork from Henderson Police to file a criminal complaint with the court. Paul said after that oversight was discovered, the necessary paperwork was sent to the DA’s Office.

Thai is scheduled to appear in court Monday morning.

Paul said Henderson Police would be conducting an internal review to determine why the case paperwork was not filed in a timely manner, and to prevent similar issues from occurring again.

Thai was rebooked into the detention on just two counts of unlawful use of 911, but Paul said police are working with the judge to reinstate the 57 other counts he initially faced. Thai’s bail remains at $59,000. Police said Thai was suspected of making fake emergency calls and then hanging up during a time period of at least a year.

Thai could face a fine of $2,000 for each count.

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