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Logan County Man Accused of Impersonating U.S. Marshal
JACKSON CENTER, Ohio -- A Degraff man is accused of impersonating a deputy U.S. marshal.
A Jackson Center Police and U.S. Marshals Service investigation found multiple firearms, emergency lighting and other police restricted equipment and apparel.
Michael L. Walters was charged with impersonating a police officer and incarcerated at the Shelby County Jail.
No one was home when we knocked on Walters' home, but his neighbors were shocked to hear what he is accused of doing.
"That's really scary you don't know what he could've gotten away with," said one neighbor.
Police say Walters was going around work telling people that he was a reserve special deputy with the US marshals office. When officers showed up at his work place to talk to him, he had all this stuff in his car leading police to believe he likely carried it with him often.
"He stated that he wanted people to like him and to show that he was willing to do something dangerous for his community," said Jackson Center Sergeant Chuck Wirick. "I'm shocked. I've never had one with this much inventory."
Police say Walters is the third person in Jackson Center to impersonate an officer in the last five years
"They all have an ambition to be a police officer," said Wirick.
Walters had been through a police Academy but did not graduate. The guns were registered to him, but police are still investigating if the people he bought them from owned them legally.
"You can get just about anything you want off the internet," said Wirick.
Even the US Marshall's badge was ordered online.
"To my knowledge I would believe that to be authentic at this point," said Wirick. "It could be a replica but it's an authentic replica."
"It makes me wonder why he wants this stuff," said the neighbor. "It makes me wonder what he wanted to do with it and it makes me think that he had some kind of plan going on that police need to be worried about. Because if he had that stuff he definitely had a plan probably to do something bad."
Walters is expected to be in court Monday afternoon at 1:30 Police are still investigating whether or not he used his fake authority to question anybody. Police ask that you contact your local agency if you have had contact with Walters.
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