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story.lead_photo.caption Jeremy Kurck is shown in this photo released by the Lonoke County sheriff's office.

A 37-year-old Jacksonville man was arrested Friday on a charge of criminal impersonation after authorities spotted him using lights and a siren on his vehicle and then found him to be "dressed in a similar fashion" as a sheriff's deputy, according to a statement from the Lonoke County sheriff's office.

The agency said in a post on its Facebook page that Jeremy Kurck also faces charges including criminal use of a prohibited weapon and reckless driving. He was booked into the Lonoke County jail, where he remained on Saturday pending a first court appearance.

According to the sheriff's office, a detective in an unmarked vehicle spotted a pickup directly in front of him activate "flashing green, amber and red lights with a siren" before accelerating to 90 mph.

The pickup was stopped and Kurck, who had a "similar style badge" to one used by the sheriff's office, was identified as the driver, authorities said. He said he was a "Lonoke County process server," the post said.

"Upon further investigation the detectives learned the truck was outfitted with police type equipment i.e. an AWIN portable radio, mobile radar, mobile video and other items such as a taser, pepper spray, baton and handcuffs," the sheriff's office wrote, noting later that "deputies take this type of action very seriously and will always work hard to keep the citizens safe."


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  • limb
    February 9, 2019 at 10:28 a.m.

    Thank you for getting him off the streets.

  • UoABarefootPhdFICYMCA
    February 9, 2019 at 10:48 a.m.

    Seconded, this is creepy.

  • Delta2
    February 9, 2019 at 5:34 p.m.

    In health care, lots of people want to be physicians, but few want to go to medical school. Similarly, lots of people would like to be law enforcement, but few want to go through the actual training.

  • wowy
    February 9, 2019 at 6:08 p.m.

    I just had to ROFLMAO !! Is there a GOD or isn't there, isn't that the question? Let us postulate that there is indeed a GOD. Many do not believe there is a force guiding our lives, many do.
    This one had on " oh shoot" moment, it happens. But in the scope of all things, it means nothing, a mere coincidence, a happenstance.
    The facts are these people, NO person animal or plant escapes the karma they register. There is no escape. The All- Mighty GOD Willed in HIS Infinate Wisdom that Donald J. Trump will become President. The Creator of every thing that is or every will be is in complete control. You may fight it if you will, you have a tiny Will, yes, you have a will-power, just like the Creator, we all have "tiny wills", and You are an Individual and women, there is no escape from our thoughts and actions. Your thoughts of hate against Trump, they will come back to you. Listen to him and make your own judgement, without CNN.

  • wowy
    February 9, 2019 at 6:15 p.m.

    The Bible says that "whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap", and I believe that. That goes for you too pop-off and your group of haters as well. It's not my words, it's The Inspired Words of the Christ, albeit, through the greedy Greeks, who are saved because they did not let His words die.

  • wowy
    February 9, 2019 at 6:23 p.m.

    The contrast and comparison between Trump and "dumBO" a case study of the inner and outer Man. In TRUMP, you have a man who is brash and impulsive on the outside, but, a heart of gold on the inside, a very caring person, who raised sons. On the other Obamma side,myou have on a pure gold exterior, but inside, he's a communist. You have one vote as I do, cast it wisely. Anyone who disagrees, post soon because I'm going to pray for TRUMP, then have sweet dreams, and I hope you do too.

    February 9, 2019 at 10:09 p.m.

    I checked out this nutjob's FB page.

    Like wowy, he's clearly a mentally-ill Trump supporter.

    Pardon the redundancy.

  • wolfman
    February 9, 2019 at 10:39 p.m.

    omg..see all the loony trump i see how tRUMP got elected. and we are all paying the price. enjoy the money that wont be in your income tax return..smh

  • UoABarefootPhdFICYMCA
    February 10, 2019 at 12:29 a.m.

    this thread has been invaded lol

  • ObieOne
    February 10, 2019 at 10:25 a.m.

    I was stopped by an IDENTICAL Type guy, truck & lights when I was 19 years old getting off work at 2 a.m. he acted like Sheriff Hotdog giving me an ass chewing on how I was “weaving” (NOT) and said he was going to follow me and “IF I swerved one iota he was not only to put my ass I jail but UNDER the jail!”
    No doubt he was fake as a $3 bill.
    These kind are Sick Sick Dangerous pos.