Man Posing As Cop Joins Police Pursuit, Stops Suspect Vehicle, Handcuffs Driver

Police said David Adams was impersonating a cop when he helped stop a fleeing suspect vehicle and gunfaced the driver.

Wilson, NC – Wilson police have arrested a man who helped officers stop a suspect’s car during a chase in October and charged him with impersonating a police officer.

The incident occurred at about 11:11 p.m. on Oct. 5 after police stopped a vehicle they believed had a murder suspect inside it at the Food Mart located in the 6000-block of Ward Boulevard, WITN reported.

The suspect vehicle fled and police chased it for about two miles before a black Ford Taurus with blue police lights appeared.

The Taurus drove past the police cars in pursuit and then slowed down and cut off the suspect vehicle on Pender Street near Vance Street, forcing it to stop, WNCN reported.

Police said the Taurus trapped the suspect vehicle, effectively pinning it between his car and the lead police car chasing it.

That’s when 30-year-old David Adams jumped out of the Taurus and proceeded to order the driver out of the car at gunpoint, WITN reported.

Adams had handcuffed the suspect and was conducting a search before Wilson police intervened and ordered him to stop because they were unclear on whether he was actually a law enforcement officer.

He left the scene before officers had an opportunity to get information from him, according to WITN.

Police arrested five people from inside the suspect vehicle and all were charged with various charges after officers found drugs in their vehicle, the Charlotte News & Observer reported.

One of those arrested, 18-year-old Jamail Barnes, was the brother of the murder suspect officers were hunting when they stopped the car initially, WITN reported.

Afterward, Wilson police determined that that the unknown officer who had helped them with the stop wasn’t a cop at all.

Adams was served with a warrant for his arrest on Wednesday and charged with impersonating a law enforcement officer, WITN reported.

He was given a $1,500 unsecured bond, according to WNCN.

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flybynight
flybynight

Lowcom?

Sunshine1207
Sunshine1207

Aint this some shit

flybynight
flybynight

tfart?

Excalibr4
Excalibr4

There is a lot more to this story. I would like to know the motivation behind the impersonation. Also, I would like to know the exchange between the pretender and the officers at the scene. It sounds like they asked what LE agency he was with and the idiot fled the scene. Yeah the guy was a flaming idiot! Did he think the cops were going to thank him and leave? Was he going to go to the police station with them? Why wasn't he detained and arrested on the spot, at the scene? This actually could fall under "citizen's arrest" in some States, but NC law say he would need permission from the real cops on the scene first. Since he had a pair of handcuffs, it stands to reason he probably has a police scanner. Strange individual.

AnnykaV
AnnykaV

gunfaced?

Aramovich
Aramovich

Let him off if the goes to the police academy and graduates!

Leolipshitz
Leolipshitz

Atleast he successfully ended the chase and maybe saved lives. Hell I'd say send him to the Academy. He obviously has driving skills.

NewHavenWilliam
NewHavenWilliam

ROFLMAO

NYXX
NYXX

Lucky he didn't get himself shot.

tuggingalong
tuggingalong

He should apply to the academy and become a cop.