Sketch of Cop Impersonating Rapist Released

Cops are thinking there is no link between the incidents in Greenville and Spartanburg, but it’s odd to see these incidents crop up so suddenly.

Anyway here’s an update from GoUpstate:

The Spartanburg County Sheriff’s Office released a sketch Wednesday related to a pair of incidents in which residents reported being pulled over by a man posing as a law enforcement officer.

The sketch was developed from information provided by a victim of an incident on Old Spartanburg Highway on Monday, according to a written statement from the sheriff’s office.

The man, who is labeled a person of interest, is described as a clean-cut white male, 30 to 35 years old, with a crew-cut hairstyle. The man is reported to be 6-foot-4 to 6-foot-5 and weigh about 280 pounds — but with a muscular build. He was wearing a navy blue windbreaker and dark blue cargo pants, and driving a dark blue Chevy Tahoe with blue strobe lights in the grill, according to the statement.

Monday’s incident, which allowed officers to generate the sketch, was the second reported in Spartanburg County. The first was reported Nov. 16, when a woman said she was pulled over by a man she thought was a law enforcement officer. The man grabbed her from her car and sexually assaulted her on Nazareth Road, according to investigators.

“At this point in our investigation, there has been no evidence or information discovered that connects the two cases reported in Spartanburg County,” said Lt. Tony Ivey in a written statement issued Wednesday.

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Greenville County Sheriff’s Deputy Zachary Hinton said in an email that the latest Greenville incident occurred in the Phillips and Gibbs Shoals roads area in Greer on Tuesday about 4:45 p.m.

A woman told officers she was driving down Phillips Road when she passed a black SUV, possibly a GMC Envoy. She said that the vehicle turned around and came up behind her with blue lights and a siren. The woman said the blue lights appeared to be coming from the interior of the vehicle.

The woman told officers that she tried to call law enforcement to verify the traffic stop before she pulled over but before she could, the SUV turned around and left, Hinton said.

“It is undetermined at this time if this is connected to any other incidents currently under investigation,” Greenville County Sheriff’s Deputy Zachary Hinton said.

Seems odd that multiple incidents of the same MO are happening now. If I were a cop I’d start checking if there are any new police supply shops in the area. Take a look at the sketch and be wary.

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