A Joint Base Lewis-McChord soldier pleaded not guilty today to charges he impersonated a police officer in conversations with two prostitutes and unlawfully detained one of the women in his vehicle.
Pierce County prosecutors charged Sylvester Haliburton, 27, with two counts of first-degree criminal impersonation and one count of first-degree unlawful imprisonment. Bail was set at $75,000.
According to charging documents:
A known prostitute told police she opened a man’s car door Oct. 8, at which point he flashed a badge, showed a gun and said: “Tacoma police, get in the car, don’t make a scene.”
Believing the man was …