(WMC-TV) – North Mississippi investigators are talking with authorities in Yazoo City, Mississippi, after they arrested a man who may have been impersonating an officer Wednesday night.
45-year-old James Lucas was pulled over Thursday for failing to use a turn signal. Upon further investigation, they found that he owns all of the props necessary to impersonate an officer.
After the arrest, police obtained a search warrant for his girlfriend's home, where he was staying. Inside, investigators found a fake police badge, guns, and handcuffs.
Lucas was driving a blue Mercury Marquis when he was pulled over by officers.
Wednesday night, two people reported being pulled over by a blue Marquis.
It was around 9 p.m. Wednesday when a man was driving along Highway 149 when he noticed blue lights behind him.
He saw a man get out of the blue Marquis with a gun. In fear, he sped off and the Marquis followed. The driver who sped away fired shots at the suspicious vehicle. He was not sure if anyone or anything was hit by the bullets.
Later that same night, a woman was pulled over in the same area. She also drove away when she became suspicious.
Both victims reported seeing a rebel flag vanity license plate on the front of the car that pulled them over.
For now, the Yazoo County sheriff says Lucas has not been formally charged. He has not been linked to nor ruled out as a suspect in the two deadly shootings on north Mississippi highways that may have involved police impersonators.
WMCTV.COM is learning more about the arrest and incidents that occurred the night before. Check back often for updates.