Nacogdoches man allegedly poses as DEA agent to get inmate released

Ford Cummings (Source: Nacogdoches County Jail)
Ford Cummings (Source: Nacogdoches County Jail)

NACOGDOCHES, TX (KTRE) - Deputies arrested a Nacogdoches man Tuesday night after he allegedly showed up at the county jail, posing as a law-enforcement officer, to have an inmate released.

Nacogdoches County Sheriff's Office Chief Deputy Terry Masten said Ford Truitt Cummings, 32, showed up just before midnight and said he was a drug enforcement agent and needed an inmate to be released into his custody.

Jailers noticed Cummings was carrying a pistol on his belt. Masten said Cummings did not have identification, so jailers called deputies to the jail.

The deputies determined Cummings was not a DEA agent and took his gun away and arrested him on third-degree carrying of a prohibited weapon and third-degree impersonating a public servant.

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