CCSO seeking alleged impostor

Friday, August 24, 2018

The Carroll County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO) is looking for an individual allegedly pretending to be a police officer.

According to a press release from CCSO issued on Wednesday, Aug. 22, the sheriff’s office has been notified of an individual pretending to be a police officer stopping a resident of Carroll County. The subject was seen in the Tanger Outlet Mall parking lot in Branson, Mo., on Aug. 4, the release says, and then followed the victim to Blue Eye, where he stopped her.

The release says the suspect vehicle is an older black-and-white Ford Crown Victoria with decals on the sides that read “Taney County Police” in gold letters. At the time of the traffic stop, the release says the car had a small light-bar, approximately 24 inches wide, on top of the unit, displaying red and blue lights when activated. The car did not have a spotlight, according to the release.

The suspect was a bald white male about 5 feet 11 inches to 6 feet tall with a stocky build and the outline of a recently trimmed-off beard, the release says. The victim described the officer as having large biceps like a bodybuilder, according to the release. The release says he wore a black short sleeve shirt with no badge, name tag or emblems on the front. One of the sleeves had a patch of some type, the release says, possibly with the word “Sheriff” on it. It says the officer was not wearing a firearm, taser, handcuffs or radio.

Anyone with information about the suspected fake police officer of vehicle is asked to contact the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office at 870-423-7373.

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