Fake Jefferson County Sherif's deputy gets 10 years in prison

BEAUMONT - A Beaumont man has been sentenced to ten years in prison after pleading guilty to impersonating a public servant.

Randall Errol Walker, 42, of Beaumont, pleaded guilty to the charges on Monday according to a release from the Jefferson County District Attorney's Office.

Walker, who was also convicted of impersonating an officer in 2007 and 2011, twice falsely identified himself as a Jefferson County Sheriff's deputy in July 2015 the release said.

On July 15, 2015, Walker displayed a handgun and a Jefferson County Sheriff's Office logo while forcing a Beaumont man to pull over on Eastex Freeway in Beaumont according to the release.

Walker then identified himself as an officer and ordered the man out of his car and then proceeded to pat him down.

It was at this point that the man realized Walker was not legitimate.

Two days later, on July 17, Walker was dressed in law enforcement clothing and carrying police equipment told employees at the Texas Dollar General Store in China and gave the clerk his cell phone number while offering to help with any "law enforcement issues."

“This individual put the public in great danger by pretending to be a police officer. Clearly, he failed to learn his lesson from his earlier trips to the penitentiary," said prosecutor Luke Nichols.

The Beaumont Police Department and Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office investigated the case.

(© 2016 KBMT)


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