Man impersonates police officer at 700 Miss. churches - - Jackson, MS

Man impersonates police officer at 700 Miss. churches

Jockey Justice - Source: WTVA Jockey Justice - Source: WTVA

A man impersonating a police officer was arrested Thursday in Bruce.

On May 26, the Bruce Police Department arrested Jockey Justice on two counts of impersonating a police officer.

According to our sister station in Tupelo, WTVA, Bruce Police Chief Stan Evans said that Justice was going to several churches in the community stating he was a Homeland Security agent and giving advice to church leaders concerning the June 17, 2015, shooting at a Charleston, S.C., church.

That shooting resulted in the death of 9 people.

Evans says Justice used this front as a way to gain the confidence of the churches.

Evans says he can confirm at least four churches in Bruce were targeted, but he believes Justice went to several outside the community and county. Evans went on to say Justice told him that he went to more than 700 churches in the state.

The Chief says Justice was not breaking the law if he went out and gave advice under his regular identity. However, he says Justice did break the law when he allegedly stated he was an agent.

Justice voluntarily called WTVA to say that these allegations were false.

Justice was released the same day on a $500 bond.

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