Police identify suspect posing as an officer in Wayne County, W.Va.

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WAYNE COUNTY, Wva. (WSAZ) - Update:

The Wayne County Sheriff's department in West Virginia has identified the suspect they say impersonated a law enforcement officer.

The Sheriff's office says that Justice Staley, 21, admitted to stopping a vehicle on Route 75 using a blue light he had bought on a two-door, charcoal colored Jeep Wrangler.

Investigators say Staley pretended to be a member of the Drug Enforcement Unit when he pulled over the vehicle.

The victim Staley pulled over reported the incident to deputies on November 22nd.

The Sheriff's office says Staley is on probation from a 2017 case where he was arrested by the Drug Enforcement Unit with a large amount of crystal meth.

The Sheriff's office says this was an isolated incident and no other incidents have been reported.

A criminal complaint is in the process of being filed and they say that Staley will be arrested.

Original Story

Someone has been driving around posing as a law enforcement officer and trying to pull motorists over, Ceredo Police say.

They say their department, along with the Kenova Police Department, the Wayne County Sheriff’s Department and West Virginia State Police, have been told about a white or light-colored Jeep Wrangler with blue lights. The driver of that vehicle has been trying to pull over drivers in areas outside Ceredo and Kenova city limits.

Ceredo Police say there are no Jeep Wranglers used in any part of the county as marked or unmarked law enforcement vehicles.

Police advise anyone who feels uneasy about being stopped to call 911 and speak with dispatchers. They also say, if you must, to pull over in a well-lit area – preferably with other cars around.