Anderson County deputies looking for police impersonator

ANDERSON COUNTY, Tenn. (WVLT) -- Anderson County deputies are increasing patrols as they search for a police impersonator after a man posing as an officer stopped a woman driving on Yarnell Road just before 10 p.m. Monday night.

The victim told police the impersonator approached her, asked for her license then pulled a knife. She was able to drive away and call 911.

The descriptions of both the suspect and his car are different from a previous incident. The suspect was described as a white male in his mid or late 20s to mid 30s, 6'00" 200 lbs, clean shaven, with a muscular build and short dark brown hair. He spoke with a soft voice. The suspect was well-dressed wearing dark civilian clothing (not a uniform) and had a badge on his belt. The victim did not see a firearm.

The car was described as a dark colored sedan, possibly an older model Chevrolet Caprice, with a chrome grille and had a revolving blue light on the dash. The car also was believed to have a spotlight but it was not used when stopping the victim.

The Sheriff's Department will do extra patrols in the area. It's also urging anyone with information to call Sergeant Jeff Davis with our Criminal Investigations Unit at 865-457-6255, extension 1141, or our communications center at 865-457-2414.

The Department says drivers should turn on their hazards and call 911 while to slowly driving to a well lit area if they are unsure that a real officer is stopping them.

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