Police: Man arrested for impersonating an officer

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ASHLAND, Ky. (WSAZ) -- A man is facing charges after police say he impersonated an officer.

According to the arrest citation, a 911 call came in around 1 p.m. Tuesday about a man chasing a woman across Winchester Avenue.

The 911 caller said the man was wearing a t-shirt and plaid shorts.

When police got on scene, they found the man standing in the 1500 block of Winchester Avenue.

An officer asked for the man's name and the suspect said he was a Kentucky State Police trooper.

However, when police asked for the man's credentials, they say the suspect claimed he was working undercover and didn't have the credentials on him.

Police say the man handed over his driver's license which identified the suspect as Thomas Boggs, 46, of Grayson.

Boggs told the officers he was working directly for a Circuit Court judge in Carter County.

Ashland Police contacted KSP and confirmed Boggs is not a trooper or police officer.

Boggs was arrested and charged with impersonating a peace officer.

He is in the Boyd County Detention Center on a $2,500 cash bond.

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