Lufkin PD: Man flashed badge, claimed to be police officer, did pat-down search

Michael Spikes (Source: Angelina County Jail)
Michael Spikes (Source: Angelina County Jail)

LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - Lufkin Police officers arrested a 23-year-old Lufkin man Thursday after he allegedly stopped a man in the 200 block of Laurel, pretended to be a police officer, and did a pat-down search on a man.

Michael Anthony Spikes is still being held in the Angelina County Jail on a third-degree felony charge of impersonating a public servant. No bail has been set at this time.

According to the arrest affidavit, Lufkin Police officers talked to a woman who was in a dating relationship with Spikes and living with him during the month of January. She told police that she saw Spikes display a badge similar to one worn by a law enforcement officer to stop a man walking along in the 200 block of E. Laurel Street

The woman told the police officer that Spikes owned a badge that had the words "Global Enforcement" written on it.

During the month of January, the woman witnessed Spikes tell a man walking on Laurel Street to stop. After Spikes displayed the badge to the person, he did a pat search on the man.

When an LPD officer made contact with Spikes about an unrelated issue on Jan. 14, he noticed that Spikes had a law-enforcement-looking badge on a neck chain that had the words "Malvin Inc. Global Enforcement Agent" printed on it, according to the affidavit.

Later, the LPD officer interviewed the man that Spikes allegedly stopped and patted down. The man said the suspect told him to stop. After the man ignored the suspect and kept walking, the suspect allegedly displayed a badge and identified himself as a police officer.

The man identified Spikes' driver's license photo as the man who flashed a badge and said he was a police officer.

An arrest warrant was issued for Spikes on Feb. 6, and he was arrested later that day.

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