Feb. 4—The U.S. Marshals Services for the Western District of North Carolina announced Thursday it had arrested a previous Charlotte law enforcement officer for impersonating a deputy U.S. marshal. It was barely the man’s 1st time getting arrested for the exact demand.

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Douglas Frederick Martin’s most up-to-date attempt began in August 2019, when authorities observed counterfeit U.S. Marshals Assistance credentials with his photograph and signature at a Harris Teeter in Indian Trail, in accordance to a news release from the agency. Investigators afterwards figured out that in the course of a end for dashing in Cabarrus County, Martin explained to officers he was a U.S. marshal and offered a counterfeit badge and “fictitious regulation enforcement credentials,” the release stated.

In November 2019, the U.S. Marshals Services reported they utilised a look for warrant at Martin’s household and seized a faux badge and “supplemental fictitious Deputy U.S. Marshal qualifications.”

Martin — who life in Indian Trail — has been arrested for impersonating a regulation enforcement officer two other instances due to the fact the 1980s.

The Observer previously reported that Martin was arrested in 2006 on three counts. In that circumstance, Martin had certain each the motorist he had pulled more than and the Mint Hill law enforcement officers who drove up on the website traffic end that he was a federal agent.

He had been driving a Ford Crown Victoria with blue lights and a siren and had a police-model badge and jacket, the Observer formerly reported. He instructed the officers to arrest the driver for driving while impaired. (The Mint Hill officers later adopted the driver but did not arrest the driver for the reason that they did not see any symptoms of impairment.)

Martin also was charged in March 2006, just after police explained he recognized himself as a federal agent at a West Mecklenburg Significant Faculty basketball sport, the Observer documented in July 2006. Prosecutors dismissed the fees.

Martin also was charged with two counts of impersonating legislation enforcement in 1988.

The Observer also has claimed that Martin was a Charlotte law enforcement officer from 1981 until finally 1986, when he resigned right after currently being suspended without having spend.

He was launched on bond on Thursday morning, officers claimed.

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