UNION COUNTY, NC (FOX 46 WJZY) - A Monroe man was arrested for impersonating a police officer Tuesday afternoon, according to the Union County Sheriff's Office.
Otey Montgomery Crawley Jr., 56, faces charges of impersonating a police officer, resist delay and obstructing as well as charges for an outstanding warrant for driving while license revoked.
Around 2:00 p.m. today, Crawley was driving a black GMC truck on US 74 flashing his lights and hazards, almost running another car off the road. The car pulled into a parking lot and Crawley pulled in behind it.
According to the Sheriff's Office, Crawley got out and walked up to the car asking for the driver's license and registration. He also asked if there were any drugs in the car. The driver's father showed up and Crawley identified himself as a retired CMPD officer who was on duty enforcing traffic violations in Monroe.
The father of the individual that had been "pulled over" called the Monroe Police Department. Crawley left the scene before officers arrived.
A short time later, a deputy with Union County Sheriff’s Office called for a Monroe PD unit to meet him at Market Express, saying that he needed assistance with a subject matching Crawley's description.
Officers arrived at the scene where Crawley was then stating he was state highway patrolman.
Further investigation reveled that Crawley had an outstanding warrant for driving with a revoked license. He was placed under arrest after some resistance and charged.
Bond and court date information has not yet been released.