KSP: Man accused of impersonating a cop, trying to snatch her

GRADYVILLE, Ky. (WTVQ) A 47-year-old Greensburg ma was charged Sunday with impersonating a police officer following an investigation that began Sept. 3.

According to Kentucky State Police, George Barton was arrested early Sunday morning after barricading himself in his home for several hours, forcing the KSP Special Response Team to use “chemical munitions” to force him out.

He is charged with Assault 4th degree (minor injury), Impersonating a Peace Officer, Improper use of blue lights, Wanton endangerment-2nd degree, Unlawful imprisonment 1st degree, and Terroristic threatening 3rd degree.

The charges stem from an incident at about 10:30 p.m. Sept. 3 on Edmonton Road about six miles west of Columbia.

A woman told troopers she was travelling west on Edmonton Road when she observed blue lights coming up behind her. She pulled over even though she did not think she had made any traffic violations, according to the KSP.

She said a man approached her from a car that did not have law enforcement decals on it. When the man got to the window he threw what is suspected to be ammonia in her face and tried to forcibly take her from the vehicle.

The female fought back and suffered a head injury but was able to get free. The man ran back to his vehicle and left, according to troopers.

Through investigation, KSP Det. Nick Davis was able to obtain an arrest warrant for Barton, prompting the standoff Saturday night into Sunday when officers went to arrest him.

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