A Grenada man is facing charges of impersonating a police officer after he allegedly contacted emergency dispatchers to report a shooting in the Vaiden area.
Dustin Ward, 27, of Grenada is charged with impersonating a police officer.
According to Carroll County Sheriff Clint Walker, on Thursday, September 12, dispatchers at the Montgomery County Emergency Operations Center received a call from a man claiming to be a Vaiden Police Officer. He told dispatchers he was responding to a shooting in Vaiden and would be traveling a high rate of speed through Montgomery County.
Walker said Carroll County deputies located a man, he identified as Ward, at the 35/55 Truck Stop in Vaiden, and he was wearing a police utility belt, handcuffs, pepper spray, police baton, and a shirt and cap emblazoned with “Police.”
“Ward is not a Vaiden officer,” Walker said. “And there was not a shooting in Vaiden.”
Walker said Ward was placed under arrest “with his own handcuffs” and transported to the Carroll County Jail.