Union man falsely reports hostages held at Walmart

UNION, S.C. (WSPA) - A Union man is behind bars after deputies say he claimed hostages were being held at a Walmart store. 

Jail records show 31-year-old James Kevin Gault is charged with aggravated breach of peace and unlawful use of 911. 

Deputies got a report of a man with a gun holding hostages in the bathroom of the Walmart store in Union on Thursday afternoon. 

Deputies found no armed man or hostages at the store.

According to a report, investigators say Gault borrowed another man’s cell phone before calling 911 to make the false report. 

Gault remains in the Union County jail as of Monday morning. 

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