Lumberton Police searching for 'Officer Bad A**'

Police are searching for a suspect who impersonated a police officer.
Police are searching for a suspect who impersonated a police officer.
Published: Jan. 25, 2016 at 5:29 PM CST|Updated: Feb. 26, 2018 at 4:24 PM CST
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LUMBERTON, MS (WDAM) - Lumberton police are asking the public's help in solving an assault case that involved a person acting as a police officer.

On Dec. 24, 2015, Lumberton police responded to the Shell Station on Main Street to a disturbance call.

"Apparently a juvenile cut off a driver and his wife near Hattiesburg on Interstate 59, and the person followed the juvenile into Lumberton," said Lumberton Police Chief Elsie Cowart.

According to police reports, before arriving at the Shell Station, the driver following the juvenile fired a shot out of the car window.

"We recovered a .40 caliber shell casing at Highway 11 and Bass Lane, that has been sent off to the crime lab for processing," said Cowart.

After that, the juvenile was able to get away, and then started following the shooter.

Shortly after the shooting, the male driver pulled into the Shell Station and crossed the parking lot cursing, and yelling to flag down the juvenile.

"He then assaulted the juvenile, telling him he was a police officer and that he almost killed his pregnant wife," said Cowart.

According to witness statements the white male said,  "You better get out of town before I end you," to the juvenile.

Witness statements said the alleged officer identified himself only as, "Officer Badass."

Multiple witness statements said the alleged officer reached for a weapon in his holster, and another statement said he pulled his weapon.

"We have called MBI to assist in the case, and we are looking for any help from the community," said Cowart.

The vehicle driven by the male is described as a champagne or gold Lexus SUV.

If you have any information call Lumberton Police at 601-796-7001 or Metro Crime Stoppers at 601-582-Stop.

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