Man wanted for posing as officer near Pocahontas

POCAHONTAS (AP) - Randolph County authorities say they're still searching for a man who posed as a police officer and stopped a driver near Pocahontas.

Sheriff Gary Tribble told The Jonesboro Sun Thursday that authorities have determined the man who made the stop on April 2 was not a police officer.

Tribble says the imposter first stopped the driver inside the Pocahontas city limits and directed the person to a location outside the city. Tribble says the person drove into the county and stopped again where the imposter checked the driver's identification then let the driver leave.

The driver was suspicious of the man's actions and reported the incident to the sheriff's office.

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