Anderson County officials looking for man suspected of impersona

Anderson County officials looking for man suspected of impersonating police officer


CLINTON (WATE) - The Anderson County Sheriff's Office is asking for help in identifying a man who impersonated a police officer and stopped a female driver Monday night.

Chief Deputy Mark Lucas says the man pulled the woman over around 10 p.m. on Laurel Road near Clinton. Lucas says the man was driving a dark colored late 90s Chevrolet Lumina. He had a red flashing light on the dashboard which he turned off when he and the woman stopped.

The man is described as a white man in his mid 30s to mid 40s, standing 5 feet 10 to 5 feet 11 inches tall and weighed around 200 pounds with a stomach that hung slightly over his belt. He had ear-length brown hair combed to one side and was balding with a receding hairline and a graying mustache.

He was wearing a white button-up shirt with dark dress pants. He had a gold or brass colored badge on his left side and a revolver in a dark colored soft holster on his right side.

Lucas said the man spoke in a deep "country" voice and asked the woman for her driver's license and to search her car. When she received a call on her cell phone, the man stated she was "free to go" and left toward Clinton on Laurel Road.

The woman then drove away and contacted the sheriff's department.

Anyone with information on this incident is asked to call Sergeant Jeff Davis of the Sheriff's Criminal Investigations Unit at (865) 457-6255, extension 1141, or the ACSO communications center at (865) 457-2414.

The Anderson County Sheriff's Department wants to remind motorists if they are unsure if they are being pulled over by an actual law enforcement officer they should turn on their hazard flashers, call 911, and slowly drive to a well-lit area such as a business or store before stopping.

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