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Tag: Impersonating an officer

Oct.
18th

JBLM soldier pleads not guilty to impersonating officer in dealings with prostitutes

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

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