CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. — Two men accused of impersonating police officers and pulling over cars have been arrested.
According to a Clarksville Police Department news release, Brett Jewell and William Jones, both of Fort Campbell, were booked into the Montgomery County Jail on $30,000 bond each Tuesday afternoon, according to jail records.
Both were charged with three counts of criminal impersonation.
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The news release credits a field interview by CPD's District 3A night shift and photos taken of people who matched the description of the impersonators.
The men were interviewed and stated they were the police impersonators, the news release stated. Both men are Fort Campbell soldiers.
On Sunday, CPD sent out a release warning the public of at least three occurrences Saturday night where men impersonating CPD officers pulled over citizens and then demanded money, drugs or for the driver to move to a more remote location.
The car was a four-door Pontiac and had a flashing red and blue light on the dash approximately the size of a cell phone. The vehicle was occupied by two white males in their mid-20s with military-style haircuts wearing graphic T-shirts, the release stated.
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Some motorists said they were pulled over for "speeding a little" or because a rearview window was broken. In some cases they asked for drugs, money or for the victims to change locations several blocks away from the location of the "stop" to more secluded areas, the news release stated.
One suspect showed a badge similar to the ones worn by Montgomery County sheriff's officers, except it was a five-point star instead of a seven-point star as the MCSO actually uses, the release stated. The other male also had a portable radio, much like one that officers for both agencies wear.
The men identified themselves as Clarksville Police officers, the release stated.
One of the vehicles the suspects pulled over was occupied by two Montgomery County Sheriff's Office deputies who work at the jail, and they passed along information to enforcement officers but did not make arrests.