Fake Officer Suspect Sought in Carroll County

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CARROLL COUNTY, Ark. – A man is being sought in the investigation of an individual pretending to be a police officer who pulled over a local woman.

In a news release issued Wednesday, the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO) says the man was seen on the Tanger Outlet Mall parking lot in Branson, MO on Aug. 4, 2018 and then followed the woman to the town of Blue Eye, where he stopped her.

The suspect’s vehicle is described as an older black and white Ford Crown Victoria, with “Taney County Police” decals on the sides in gold letters.  

The CCSO says at the time of the traffic stop, the car had a small light-bar, about 24 inches wide on top with red and blue lights but the car did not have a spotlight.

The suspect is described as white, 5’11” to 6’0″ tall, stocky build, bald, with the outline of a recently trimmed off beard. The victim told the CCSO the man had large biceps like a bodybuilder and wore a black short sleeve shirt with no badge, name tag, or emblems on the front. She said one of the sleeves had a patch of some type, possibly with the word “Sheriff.” He was not wearing a firearm, taser, handcuffs, or radio.

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

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