POSSIBLE POLICE IMPERSONATOR
In the early morning hours on August 7th, 2016 the Jackson County Sheriff’s Department received a 9-1-1 report of a possible police impersonator around the Jackson-Lawrence County line.
The female caller said she was driving west on US 50 when she noticed flashing strobe lights behind her. She stated that she pulled her car over and a male subject approached her vehicle. The man identified himself as a “Jackson County Police Officer” and told her he had pulled her over for speeding. The man then told the woman to drive a little further until she could find a safer place to pull over. The woman stated that when she did not pull over the second time, the man passed her and continued west into Lawrence County.
The suspect vehicle is described as a red pickup truck, and the man was wearing a gray sweatshirt with the hood pulled up, short hair, buggy eyes and a skinny face. The female told deputies that the man was not wearing a badge or any type of uniform.
Jackson County Reserve Deputy Kevin Settle and Deputy Mark Holt searched the area but were unable to locate any vehicles matching the description. Lawrence County Deputies were notified and also assisted.
Anyone with information on the suspect is asked to call the Jackson County Sheriff’s Department at (812) 358-2141, or call 9-1-1 with information.