Lonoke County Sheriff's Office arrests fake officer


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    Lonoke County Sheriff's Office arrested an officer impostor on Friday.

    While searching for a wanted criminal, detectives in Lonoke County saw a black Dodge pickup turn on flashing green, amber, and red lights with a siren.

    Detectives say they say the truck was directly in their unmarked vehicle and the sheriff on Pine Street and Mount Carmel Road around 1:50 p.m.

    The truck had 5-9 markings and was traveling in the center turn lane at speeds reaching 90 mph, which prompted the detectives and the sheriff to activate emergency lights, turn on sirens, and go after the vehicle.

    They stopped the vehicle near Pine and Francis Street, noticing that the driver was dressed in similar fashion and had a similar style badge as Lonoke County detectives.

    The driver of the truck, 37-year-old Jeremy Kurck of Jacksonville, identified himself as a Lonoke County process server.

    Upon further investigation, the detectives discovered that the truck was outfitted with police-type equipment such as an AWIN portable radio, mobile radar, mobile video and other items such as a taser, pepper spray, baton, and handcuffs.

    Kurck, having a criminal history, was arrested and faces charges of a "D" felony of criminal impersonation, speeding 90 in a 45, reckless driving, improper passing and improper use of turn lane.

    He is being held at the Lonoke County Sheriff's Detention Center with no bond until his first appearance.




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