Possible police impersonator in Jackson County

Police in Jackson County are on the lookout for a man pretending to be a police officer.

The Jackson County Sheriff’s Department says that, early Sunday morning, dispatch received a phone call from a woman who claimed to have been pulled over by a man in an unmarked vehicle near the Jackson/Lawrence County line. The woman told authorities that she was heading west on U.S. Highway 50 when she noticed flashing strobe lights behind her. When the woman pulled over, she said that her vehicle was approached by a man wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt with the hood pulled over his head. The woman said that the man had no uniform or badge. She added that the man identified himself as a Jackson County Police Officer and instructed her to continue down the road and pull over in a less-dangerous spot. When she continued driving, the woman called 911 and did not pull over again. Moments later, she says that the man passed her in a reddish pickup truck, heading west into Lawrence County.

Jackson County Deputies and Lawrence County authorities say that they searched for the man, but could not locate him, or his vehicle. The suspect is described as a white male with short hair, skinny face and “buggy” eyes.

Anyone with information on who this man might be is asked to contact the Jackson County Sheriff’s Department. Tips and information can be left anonymously.