Elvante Riddick : Man Charged with Impersonating Law Enforcement Officer with Dodge Charger

Death – Obituary – Accident and Crime News : SPICELAND, Ind. – A Henry County man is facing charges after allegedly impersonating a law enforcement officer with his Dodge Charger, according to court documents.

On November 7, a man called 911 to report a police impersonator. He claimed that while driving near State Road 3 near 25W, he noticed a black Dodge Charger driving recklessly. Although the vehicle appeared to resemble a police car, the witness was skeptical that it was being driven by an actual officer. While driving in the passing lane, the man managed to capture a picture of the Charger.

The witness further stated that the Charger was tailgating other vehicles, including a motorcycle, and even flashed what appeared to be emergency lights to maneuver through traffic.

Upon investigation, authorities discovered that the Charger’s driver was 27-year-old Elvante Demetrius Riddick. Detectives obtained a search warrant for Riddick’s car to look for evidence of items that could be used to impersonate law enforcement. During the search, they found multiple items resembling police equipment, such as a light bar, visor emergency lights, a provisional camera, a siren box, a duty belt with handcuffs, a Federal Signal Corp. interface, a radio holder, a Cadiz police badge patch, and a siren speaker.

During an interview, Riddick confessed that he was not a police officer but argued that he used the lights for his job as a funeral escort and security personnel. However, when confronted with the allegations, Riddick denied ever using his lights to pull anyone over.

Investigators were able to verify that the lights in Riddick’s car were indeed operational and could switch between red and white, as well as red and blue.

As a result of his actions, Riddick was charged with one count of impersonation of a public servant, posing as a law enforcement officer, which is a Level 6 felony. It is worth noting that Riddick had previously pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge of impersonating a public servant in 2018.

An initial hearing for this case has yet to be scheduled.

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