Man caught after young daughter called 911 pleads guilty

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) - A Pierre man who was arrested on drug and child neglect charges after his 6-year-old daughter called 911 several times has pleaded guilty.

Police made a welfare check on 25-year-old Vilas Fallis Jr. on Oct. 1 after the girl got ahold of his phone while he was sleeping following a night of drinking and taking drugs. She made several hang-up calls to 911.

The Capital Journal reports that Fallis this week pleaded guilty to ingesting methamphetamine and contributing to the neglect of his daughter. He could face five years in prison when sentenced Feb. 27.

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