45-6-105. Criminal destruction of or tampering with communication device. (1) A person commits the offense of criminal destruction of or tampering with a communication device if the person purposely or knowingly destroys or tampers with a telephone or other communication device to obstruct, prevent, or interfere with:
(a) the report to any law enforcement agency of any actual criminal offense;
(b) the report to any law enforcement agency of any actual bodily injury or property damage; or
(c) a request made to any governmental agency or to any hospital, doctor, or other medical provider for necessary ambulance or emergency medical assistance.
(2) A person destroys or tampers with a communication device by making the communication device unusable or inoperable, by interrupting its use, or by making it inaccessible.
(3) A person convicted of the offense of criminal destruction of or tampering with a communication device shall be fined an amount not to exceed $1,000 or imprisoned in the county jail for a term not to exceed 6 months, or both.