Deputies Warning About Fake Officer

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A man is on the run for impersonating a law enforcement officer in Henry County. According to Henry County sheriff’s deputies, a woman was pulled over on Highway 54 for an expired tag, Wednesday morning. The “pretend officer”, who has been described as a white man in his 30s with a shaved head, asked her to get in the back seat of his car while he searched hers. But something did not seem right. “At that time,” she said, “You can go ahead and search my vehicle, but I’m not going to get into your vehicle,” Sheriff Monte Belew said. Sheriff Belew said they knew the man was not an officer because he did not identify himself and the woman’s license was never run through a computer. “It’ll be an officer with a uniform on or someone in plain clothes like me with an embroidered badge and identification on there,” Belew said. “They should identify themself immediately when they approach a vehicle.” If you’re being pulled over, Belew said to stop in a well-lit area with other people around. Also call local law enforcement or 911. When they catch the man in question, Belew said the suspect will be charged with impersonating a law enforcement officer, and likely other charges. If you have any information that can help investigators in this case, you’re asked to call the Henry County Sheriff’s Department at (731) 642-1672.

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