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Alleged cop impersonator arrested at Jackson motel

(Source: Athens Police Department) (Source: Athens Police Department)
JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

Authorities in Georgia say a man wanted for impersonating a police officer was recently arrested at a Jackson motel.

Michael Lee Slaughter, 38, is accused of identifying himself as a law enforcement officer and pushing his way into a hotel room in Athens, GA last month. Police say he waved a sheet of paper that he claimed was a search warrant and bound the juvenile occupant's hands and feet, according to a press release from the Athens Police Department.

Slaughter then reportedly stole a TV, game console and other electronics. According to police, Slaughter also pointed a knife at the victim and threatened to kill him.

Investigators immediately identified Slaughter as a suspect because the Decatur, GA police department already had warrants for his arrest from a similar incident.

Slaughter was apprehended at a motel in Jackson Aug.5 with the help of U.S. Marshals.

He is charged with impersonating a peace officers, 1st degree robbery and 1 degree burglary.

He was extradited Thursday.

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