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Deputies charge Nash County man with impersonating an officer

Suspect has history of claiming to be law enforcement official

Posted on September 25, 2021

Updated on September 26, 2021

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ROCKY MOUNT — A Nash County man accused of impersonating a law enforcement officer has a history of similar allegations in other states, authorities say, pretending to be a police officer, CIA agent and military official.

Adrian Michael Crump, 58, of Charlotte Avenue in Rocky Mount, faces charges of impersonating a law enforcement officer; possession with intent to sell and deliver marijuana; maintaining a dwelling place for a controlled substance; and possessing marijuana paraphernalia.

Deputies served an outstanding warrant for Crump at his home at 8:30 p.m. Friday, Chief Deputy Brandon Medina said in a news release.

“When the deputies knocked on the open door of the residence, they were able to see marijuana in plain view,” Medina said. “The defendant and owner of the residence, Adrian Michael Crump, asked the deputies to step into the residence. Upon closer examination, deputies were able to positively confirm the presence of the marijuana.”

Deputies took Crump into custody and seized nearly 60 grams (2.1 ounces) of marijuana and various paraphernalia items without incident, Medina said.

Deputies took Crump to the Nash County Magistrates’ Office in Nashville, where Crump received a $5,000 secured bond for the misdemeanor charge of impersonating an officer and an additional $5,000 secured bond for the drug charges.

The charge for impersonating law enforcement stems from an interaction that deputies say occurred Aug. 11 on the 1000 block of Independence Drive in Rocky Mount. Crump is accused of wearing a T-shirt with “Federal Agent ‘’ printed on the back and a law enforcement badge on the front left breast pocket area.

“Crump also displayed a gold CIA badge attached to the front neck area of his T-shirt, and upon speaking with the defendant, he verbally indicated he was a law enforcement officer,” Medina wrote in the release. “Crump went as far as presenting various documents in an attempt to substantiate his claim of being a federal law enforcement investigator with the CIA and Department of Homeland Security. Further investigation revealed the defendant had a history of being charged with impersonating a law enforcement officer in Virginia and Minnesota.”

Authorities charged Crump twice in 2012 with impersonating a police officer, according to NBC 12 in Richmond, Virginia.

In 2010, authorities took Crump into custody for carrying a pistol without a permit outside a bank in Rochester, Minnesota, according to The Post Bulletin.

A judge ordered a mental evaluation for Crump, who reportedly wore a shirt with “U.S. Federal Agent” printed on the front and back and a holster on the right side of his waistband containing a fully loaded magazine, but no gun. Authorities located a CIA license plate in Crump’s vehicle along with a badge and credentials, the newspaper article states.

Officers also found a baton, two sets of black hinged handcuffs with keys, a large can of chemical spray, a couple of identification cards in Crump’s name and some credit cards. In the center storage console, authorities found a 9mm semiautomatic handgun, according to the article.

In 2006, authorities charged Crump with impersonating a U.S. Navy officer to obtain $6,700 in payments and more than $800 in health insurance premiums, according to The Winona Daily News in Winona, Minnesota.

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