Judge finds Nacogdoches man not guilty in officer impersonation

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

NACOGDOCHES, TX (KTRE) - A Nacogdoches County judge found a man not guilty by reason of insanity Monday in connection to an officer impersonation case from last June.

According to Tim James, the attorney for Ford Truitt Cummings, Judge Campbell Cox found Cummings not guilty

Deputies arrested Cummings last June after he showed up at the county jail, posing as a law-enforcement officer, to have an inmate released.

He claimed to be a drug enforcement agent and said he needed an inmate to be released into his custody. He was carrying a pistol and did not have identification.

James said Cummings was examined after he was in jail and he remained there for three months before he went to a mental hospital to be put on medication and to be examined. A medical expert evaluated him after his medications were established and determined Cummings had been delusional at the time of the crime and Cummings truly felt he was legally authorized to retrieve someone from jail.

James said Cummings will still be under doctor supervision and in the care of a family member.

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