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Police raid home of alleged cop impersonator

Posted: 3:37 PM, Apr 07, 2016
Updated: 2016-04-07 15:42:59-04
Police raid home of alleged cop impersonator

MONROVIA, Ind. -- The Morgan County Sheriff’s Office served a warrant Wednesday night related to an ongoing investigation into alleged police impersonator Jamar Weathersbe, 38.

CALL 6 | Monrovia man accused of impersonating police

He was arrested last month and formally charged with impersonating a police officer, a level 6 felony.

Monrovia Town Marshall Kenneth Jackson tells Call 6 Investigates they found and removed lights from Weathersbe’s vehicle, and seized anything related to law enforcement.

According to the probable cause affidavit, a woman was driving on I-70 near a rest area when a red Charger came up behind her and activated red and clear visor lights and what sounded like an air horn.

The woman did not feel safe stopping and eventually pulled into a neighborhood where she said Weathersbe showed a badge and shouted “I am a (expletive) cop and I have a camera that recorded everything,” according to court documents.

The female driver called Monrovia Police who responded and located the red Charger at Weathersbe’s Monrovia home.

When police asked to see Weathersbe’s badge, the suspect showed it to officers, said it was issued by the state of Pennsylvania for being a bounty hunter.

The Indiana Department of Insurance issued an emergency cease and desist order for Weathersbe, saying he must stop all activity as a licensed bail agent.

Weathersbe has never been licensed by the Indiana Department of Insurance in any capacity, including as a bail agent or recovery agent.

Call 6 Investigates also checked with the State of Pennsylvania Insurance Department.

“Our department does not license bounty hunters or bail enforcement agents, and Mr. Weathersbe isn’t currently licensed with the department for any sort of insurance business,” said Ali Fogarty, deputy press secretary for the Insurance Department for the State of Pennsylvania.

Call 6 Investigates was unable to reach Weathersbe for comment.

According to a Facebook post by the Morgan County Sheriff’s Office, the SWAT team secured Weathersbe’s home “in less than 4 minutes without incident”

Weathersbe is scheduled for a court hearing on April 22.

Jackson said they are also following up on additional complaints regarding Weathersbe.

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