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Zavalla man gets probation for imitating deputy

Justin McDonald mug shot courtesy of Angelina County Jail. Justin McDonald mug shot courtesy of Angelina County Jail.
ANGELINA COUNTY, TX (KTRE) -

A Zavalla man has pleaded guilty to impersonating an Angelina County Sheriff's Office deputy.

Justin McDonald, 19, accepted a four-year probation sentence on a charge of impersonating an officer.

According to a previous report, McDonald used red and blue emergency lights to conduct a traffic stop off a farm road near Zavalla in February. He then approached the driver and identified himself as a sheriff's deputy.

The woman in the vehicle recognized McDonald and knew that he was not an officer and filed a complaint.

McDonald also pleaded guilty to an unrelated charge of assault and accepted a two-year probation sentence.

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