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Text to 911 helps police make arrest

BARTHOLOMEW COUNTY, Ind. (WISH) – A text to 911 helped police make an arrest in Bartholomew County.

24-Hour News 8 first told you about the success of the text to 911 program in Bartholomew County last week.

Days after the story ran, officials say a 911 call came in, with only background noise – the sounds of a disturbance. They said it sounded like the caller couldn’t be seen calling for help.

Officials dispatched police to the scene using GPS technology, and moments later, a caller texted for help via 911.

Deputies already on scene were able to contact the caller and figure out exactly what was happening.

Police say they were able to arrest a man for domestic violence and criminal confinement.