Oklahoma County Sheriff’s Department Deputies Arrest Man for Impersonating an Officer

Ponca City Now - January 5, 2023 6:54 am

Oklahoma County Sheriff's Deputy arrest man for impersonating officer January 1,2023

On January 1, Oklahoma County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested a Tennessee man accused of impersonating a police officer. They believe 19 year old Jackson Jones pulled several people over by flashing his lights behind them. When police questioned Jones, he was wearing a ballistic vest with a “Sheriff” patch on it and a duty belt with knives, a flashlight and handcuffs.

Jones insisted he worked for the Campbell County Sheriff’s Office in Tennessee, and that he was just leaving work and wearing the vest because it is comfortable. The Jail Administrator for Campbell County, who is also Jones’ cousin, told deputies Jones no longer works for the jail and is not re-hirable after he impersonated an officer there.

A witness said Jones pulled him over and claimed to be an undercover police officer. The witness says he became suspicious because Jones was acting so aggressive.

Sheriff Tommie Johnson III said, “if you are being pulled over and you don’t believe it is really a police officer pulling you over, call 911 and operators will be able to tell you for sure whether there are any officers conducting traffic stops in your area.”

Jones is charged with Impersonating an Officer and Transporting an Open Container. He is being held in the OKlahoma County Detention Center.

 

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