- Associated Press - Saturday, June 25, 2016

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) - Authorities say a man accused of impersonating a police officer in front of a Richmond County Sheriff’s office employee has been arrested.

The Augusta Chronicle reports (https://bit.ly/28TQ8Bd ) that 25-year-old Martez Demond Hayes was arrested Friday. An incident report states Hayes wore a gold police badge around his neck, carried a bulletproof vest and black shirt with the words “police” on it when he approach the sheriff’s office employee’s vehicle on May 19.

The incident report shows that Hayes showed his badge and began cursing at her. When the woman told Hayes she was a sheriff’s office employee, he apologized to her then got into his vehicle and drove away.

Hayes is charged with impersonating a police officer. He’s being held at the Richmond County jail. It’s unclear if he has an attorney.

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