Cobb man impersonated real estate agent, tried twice to avoid arrest, police say
Cobb County, Georgia – A man in Cobb County tried to avoid arrest, but instead earned two extra charges.
Jared Randall Spencer from Austell was arrested last week for loitering, loitering and trespassing, police said.
In an attempt to avoid arrest, Cobb County Police say Spencer told him he was an officer with the Marietta Police Department. he wasn’t.
Michele Newell on Channel 2 Police say Spencer was seen several times before being arrested.
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A person who called police told officers that he had identified Spencer as a Cobb County Police Officer before arriving at the scene.
According to the arrest warrant, Spencer also claimed to be a real estate agent. The Georgia Real Estate Commission has no record of Spencer holding a real estate license.
Spencer was arrested on first charges of loitering and loitering and trespassing.
“This subject was not a police officer. He has never been,” said Cobb County Police spokesman Aaron Wilson.
“The moment they arrested him and tried to get him out of the car, he revealed himself to be Marietta’s police officer,” said Chuck McPhilamy, a Marietta Police spokesman. . “There are now so many trying to impersonate representatives of organizations. It’s not just law enforcement.”
Police said Spencer claimed to have a police badge but said he was not wearing it because he was in training and gave him his badge number.
Police say there were clear signs that Spencer wasn’t a real police officer.
He was also charged with the felony of impersonating a public official and obstructing a law enforcement officer by lying to a police officer and saying he was a police officer.
Spencer was subsequently released on bail from the Cobb County Detention Center.
Last month, another Cobb County man was arrested for posing as a police officer.
Acworth’s Jerardson Mackey was charged with impersonating a police officer after he was found driving an unmarked retired police car with emergency lights mounted on the front, side and rear of the car.
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