Sheriff's Office Warns About Law Enforcement Impersonater

By: Ryan Rodig Email
By: Ryan Rodig Email

The Houston County Sheriff's office is looking for your help in locating a man they say is impersonating a police officer.

Sheriff Andy Hughes says the man has intimated two traffic stops in the past week.

The first involved a Dothan teen who was driving to school last Wednesday when she was pulled over by the fake cop on Wise Drive. Her license was taken, and then returned and she was allowed to drive away.

The second incident occurred on Highway 134 between Daleville and Newton Monday morning before 2 A.M. Sheriff Hughes says a gun was allegedly pulled on a man and he was handcuffed while his car was searched. He was also allowed to drive away. There are no reports of anything taken from his vehicle.

So far nobody has been harmed during the stops.

Houston County Sheriff Andy Hughes says, "If you are ever uncomfortable about being pulled over by an unmarked vehicle please move to the next nearest location you can that is very well lit like a store or whatever the case may be that is open at night. If that is not available, call 911.”

If you have any information in this case you are asked to call the Houston County Sheriff's Office at 677-4888 or the Dale County Sheriff's Office at 774-2335.

The man impersonating a law enforcement officer is described as:

-A white male
-Dark Complexion
-Between 5'8" and 5'10"
-Has a scar on right side of his face about 1 1/2-2 inches long from his ear to mouth
-Mid 30's-early 40's
-Possibly occupying a late 1990's model Crown Victoria or Grand Marquis light silver in color
-Wore street clothes and "Police" cap during one stop, dark blue or black uniform with gold striped pants during the other

Impersonating a law enforcement officer is a Class C felony that could carry 1-10 years in jail according to Sheriff Hughes.


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