Mississippi men accused of impersonating police in Kentucky
Published 9:28 pm Thursday, September 24, 2020
Kentucky State Police arrested two Mississippi man after they allegedly tried to pretend they were law enforcement officers to avoid being ticketed.
Kentucky State Police said a trooper stopped a 2019 Mercedes Benz Tuesday night driven by Terry Franklin, 43, of Brooksville, Mississippi.
The trooper said Franklin displayed a badge from Noxubee County, Mississippi, and asked for “professional courtesy.
The badge actually belonged to Franklin’s brother, Eddie Franklin, 50, of Macon, who was a passenger in the front seat.
Kentucky State Police contacted the Noxubee County Sheriff’s Office and discovered that Eddie Franklin had been a sheriff’s deputy but was no longer an employee and that he did not turn in the badge when he left.
Both men have been charged with impersonating a peace officer, a felony.
Terry Franklin was also cited for reportedly driving 20 mph over the speed limit.