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    (CONTRIBUTED PHOTO | YCSO) A sketch of a person who is suspected of impersonating a law enforcement officer Friday, Nov. 19. The description of the individual was taken from a Throckmorton resident who was pulled over in the incident. The Young County Sheriff’s Office is currently investigating the incident and asks those with information to call 940-549-1555.

YCSO investigating impersonation of law enforcement officer case

The Young County Sheriff’s Office is investigating an incident of the impersonation of a law enforcement officer which occurred Friday, Nov. 19. The Throckmorton County Sheriff’s Office released a statement regarding the incident Saturday, Nov. 20, detailing the incident which occurred to a female resident of Throckmorton traveling from Graham.

TCSO wrote in their post on their Facebook page that a female resident of Throckmorton was traveling from Graham to Throckmorton on U.S. 380 around 6:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 19, when they were stopped by a dark SUV near FM 578. The SUV had no markings and only had a set of red and blue dash lights.

The Throckmorton resident was approached by a white male who was not wearing a uniform or badge, but only had a gun belt with a holstered pistol. The male suspect ordered the female driver to exit the vehicle due to having a license plate “out,” according to TCSO. The male suspect did not identify himself with any agency.

“​​The female did not exit the vehicle and when two vehicles passed by and applied their brakes the male returned to his vehicle and made a u-turn and left the scene last seen turning on FM 578 toward (Murray),” TCSO wrote Saturday, Nov. 20.

All counties that border Throckmorton County were notified of the incident. Young County Sheriff Travis Babcock wrote Monday, Nov. 22, YCSO is investigating the incident. According to YCSO, the suspect is described as being a tall, white male in his late 20s or early 30s wearing a long-sleeve, white shirt, jeans, a black gun belt with a holstered gun and a baseball cap pulled down low over his eyes. The suspect is also described as having scruffy facial hair and a deep voice.

For the rest of the story, see the Nov. 27 edition of The Graham Leader.

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