Police: Man pretending to be deputy went to police, arrested
Jimmy Danielson (Source: Forest City PD)
FOREST CITY, NC (FOX Carolina) -
Forest City police charged a man with impersonating an officer after they said he went to the police station and identified himself as a deputy.
Police said 37-year-old Jimmy Danielson, of Hendersonville, went to the Forest City Police Department on Saturday and identified himself as a narcotics officer with the Henderson County Sheriff's Office.
Danielson said he was looking for a woman with an active warrant for her arrest and he was tracking her, police said.
Police said they confirmed the woman had an active warrant and located her at a Forest City address provided by Danielson.
The woman was arrested by on the Buncombe County warrant for communicating threats, according to Forest City police.
Police said they became suspicious of Danielson during the service of the warrants after they identified him as the complainant on the warrant for the woman.
They confirmed with the Henderson County Sheriff's Office that he was not a deputy or employed with any other law enforcement agency in the county.
Danielson has been charged with felony common law obstruction of justice and misdemeanor impersonating an officer, police said.
He is being held on $7,000 secured bond at Rutherford County jail.
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