A second law enforcement agency has issued a report regarding an individual impersonating an officer. This morning (October 21), at approximately 5:15, Hickory Police received a report of a person impersonating a law enforcement officer. The reporting person told police that the traffic stop occurred between 3:00-3:30 a.m. on Highway 321 in Hickory under the bridge before reaching James Oxygen Supply.
The Catawba County Sheriff’s Office reported on an individual impersonating an officer Wednesday morning (October 21) in another part of the county.
In both cases, the suspect is described as a white male in his 30s, who is approximately 5’8″ with a medium build. This person has a long beard which is dark in color and was wearing what appeared to be a law enforcement style uniform with a firearm and other law enforcement type equipment. No badge was present on this persons clothing or displayed during this incident. This person was operating a black SUV type vehicle. This vehicle did not have any law enforcement style markings on it but was equipped with blue lights in its front windshield.
Anyone with information on the identity of this person, or has had a similar interaction with the person is asked to contact the Hickory Police Department at 828-328-5551.
Story: Rob Eastwood-WHKY