Bail reset for man accused of prank calls to Fayette 911
A district judge Tuesday reset bail for a Masontown man accused of making hundreds of prank telephone calls to the Fayette County 911 dispatch center.
Chad Everett Cooper, 21, appeared briefly in the courtroom of District Judge Michael M. Metros and waived his right to a preliminary hearing.
Metros asked about his employment opportunities in the event he can post bail, and Cooper said a friend is trying to "line up" a landscaping job for him for the summer. He said he has been receiving public assistance.
Metros reset Cooper's bail at $10,000 unsecured bond. It had been $10,000 straight bond.
Cooper was charged with making 445 calls to the dispatch center between April 14 and May 1, asking female dispatchers about their underwear and sexual preferences. Uniontown police filed 2,670 counts of stalking, harrassment, obstruction of the administration of law and disorderly conduct.
Police said the calls to the Uniontown dispatch center were made from Cooper's cell phone.
Cooper, who was represented by public defender Mary Spegar, was returned to Fayette County jail.
Assistant District Attorney J.W. Eddy said a formal arraignment in Fayette County Common Pleas Court will be scheduled.