Alto man accused of posing as Lufkin officer

Regan Pillows (Source: Angelina County Jail)
Regan Pillows (Source: Angelina County Jail)

ANGELINA COUNTY, TX (KTRE) - The Angelina County Sheriff's Office is charging an Alto man in connection to allegations that he posed as a law-enforcement officer in order to locate his sister on July 30.

Regan Wesley Pillows, 18, is charged with third-degree impersonating a peace officer.

According to an arrest affidavit, an investigator with the sheriff's office learned that Pillows had approached a woman at her residence on White Oak Loop and said he was a criminal investigator for Lufkin Police and he wanted to look in her residence. She said he was wearing a shoulder holster with no gun, but did have a hip holster with a black pistol.

Pillows also did the same at two addresses on FM 326, according to the report.

The sheriff's office contacted LPD and told them about the suspect vehicle and an officer found him at IHOP and said he was still wearing his shoulder holster and a five-star badge that could have been perceived as a badge. The officers said Pillows told him he was working for the sheriff's office as an undercover investigator on the missing person team. The officer said Pillows said he knew what he was doing was wrong, but he was trying to locate his sister.

The investigator obtained a warrant for Pillows arrest on July 31 and he was booked into the Angelina County Jail on Aug. 2. He posted a $5,000 bond on Aug. 3.

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