UPDATE: The reports of a police impersonator stopping cars in Russellville are false.
In a press release from the Russellville Police Department, the department reviewed surveillance video and conducted interviews with the alleged victims, then determined the traffic stops never occurred.
"We do not believe there is any threat to our community at this time," the release stated.
POPE COUNTY, Ark. (KTHV) - The Pope County Sheriff’s Office has received a report of a possible officer impersonation.
It happened on January 14 in the area of the 4100 block of N. Arkansas Avenue.
The victim told deputies that a dark-colored Dodge Charger with blue and white dash lights initiated a traffic stop on her.
She described the suspect as a tall, white, slender male wearing a dark uniform with no badge or patches, and wearing a hat similar to a State Trooper.
The Pope County Sheriff’s Office checked and determined that no local officer had initiated the stop through dispatch.
Sheriff Jones is reminding citizens that if they are ever unsure of a stop, it is okay to slow and proceed to a well-lit area before stopping.
If any citizen has information relating to this case, please call the Pope County Sheriff’s Office at (479) 968-2558.