ANGELINA COUNTY, TX (KTRE) - Deputies with the Angelina County Sheriff's Office arrested a 26-year-old Lufkin man in connection to allegations that he dressed in a sheriff's office uniform complete with a badge and ordered a man to exit his vehicle and searched him.
Cory Norman is still being held in the Angelina County Jail on a third-degree felony charge of impersonating a peace officer. He was booked into the jail on Thursday, and no bail amount has been set at this time.
According to the arrest affidavit, the victim told an ACSO deputy that he had been asleep in his car on McKidrey Road on April 30 when he was woken up by man telling him to exit his vehicle. The victim said that the man was in a Chevrolet Trailblazer that had red and blue flashing lights, the affidavit stated.
The man allegedly told the victim to turn around and place his hands on the car, so he could search him. Then the man searched the victim and removed his wallet, the affidavit stated.
When the victim turned back around, he saw that the other man was wearing an Angelina Sheriff's Office uniform and a badge, the affidavit stated. He also recognized the other man as Norman, according to the affidavit stated.
The ACSO deputy's initial report stated that the victim told him that after he encountered Norman on McKidrey Road, Norman told him he could come live at his house since he had nowhere else to go. According to the affidavit, the victim told the deputy he lived with Norman for less than a week and that he thought Norman stole his medication.
At that point, the victim asked the deputy to come to Norman's house with him, so that he could remove his belongings, the affidavit stated. The deputy told the ACSO investigator that took over the case that he saw a Chevrolet Trailblazer in the driveway with the windows down. He also said that he saw a shield-shaped badge pinned to the roof of the SUV, the affidavit stated.
According to the affidavit, the deputy took pictures of the Chevrolet Trailblazer and the badge, which said "security officer" on it, into evidence.