A Muhlenberg County man has been arrested in Hopkins County and charged with impersonating a peace officer.
According to Madisonville Police, they received a complaint from a female in Earlington Tuesday night around 5:45 that a man representing himself as a Peace Officer had called her trying to repossess her vehicle and told her that he had papers to serve her. Upon meeting the man, police say he then told the female he was with a finance company and was there to repossess her vehicle. The female reportedly became frightened and tried to leave, at which time police say the man, later identified as 61 year old Willie Parker of Cleaton, tried to grab her keys. The report says a brief struggle ensued where he allegedly pulled the female’s hair trying to keep her away from the keys until she was able to break free and flee to a safe spot and contact the Madisonville Police Department.
According to police, Parker was arrested at the intersection of South Main Street and Dulin Street and was suited in full Muhlenberg County Sheriff’s Office uniform and was driving a lighted, unmarked Ford Crown Victoria.
Parker was booked into the Hopkins County Detention Center on charges of Impersonating a Peace Officer, Attempted Robbery 2nd Degree and Official Misconduct 1st Degree.
(Source: Hopkins Co. Detention Center)