Sheriff: Suspect impersonates U.S. Marshal, scuffles with deputies

LONDON, Ky. (WTVQ) – The Laurel Co. Sheriff says an East Bernstadt man was arrested early Tuesday morning for impersonating an officer.

The Sheriff says that just after midnight, deputies were dispatched to a home on Glenview Road on a report that a man was knocking of the door of the house, identifying himself as a U.S. Marshal.  Deputies say the man was insisting that he needed to complete a drug test on a woman living nearby, and that he needed to use the house because the electricity was off at the woman’s residence.

According to deputies, the man had a handgun, but did not have any identification showing that he was a U.S. Marshal.  46-year-old James Lorman was arrested, but on the way to the Sheriff’s Office, deputies say he began to complain of chest pains.  Deputies say EMS met them at the Sheriff’s Office, and determined that he was not having a medical issue.

After that, deputies say Lorman became combative, scuffling with deputies and creating a disturbance.

Lorman was charged with impersonating an officer, resisting arrest, disorderly conduct and menacing.

He was taken to the Laurel Co. Detention Center.

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