Fake Cop Busted in Bowie County
Over the weekend a man was arrested in Bowie County for impersonating a police officer, after pulling over two different women early Saturday morning.
The BCSO says that 25 year-old Jeremi Matthew Blake of Queen City Texas has been arrested and charged with two counts of impersonating a public servant. Bond has been set at $1,000,000 per charge, for $2,000,000 total.
The first woman reported that she was traveling on Highway 67 just before 2 a.m. when a car came racing up behind her with blue and red lights flashing on the cars dash. She pulled over and he approached her vehicle dressed in a dark t-shirt with Police on the front of it. She did not believe he was a real police officer, and when she told him so, he walked away. She called 911 immediately.
A little after 3 a.m. another woman was traveling on FM 3098 when she was pulled over by the man. He approached her vehicle and told her that she was going a bit fast. She reported that the man was wearing a black t-shirt with Police on the front, and said he seemed nervous. She drove away, but the man appeared again as she pulled into her mother's drive-way. He asked for directions to Redwater, and if that was her home, she said it was her mother's house and he left. She called 911 to report the incident.
A short time later Bowie County Deputy Chris Allison spotted a vehicle matching the suspect's description, and stopped the vehicle, which was being driven by Blake. In the car Deputy Allison saw the dashlights, the t-shirt, and a plastic badge. The suspect also had a set of handcuffs in his pocket.