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High school students charged with impersonating officers

Posted October 12, 2009
Updated October 13, 2009

— Two Cape Fear High School students have been charged with impersonating police officers during a burglary in Cumberland County.

Jordan Gilmore, 18, and Stephan Jones, 19, both of Fayetteville, are charged with second-degree kidnapping, robbery with a dangerous weapon, first-degree burglary and impersonating a police officer.

They were being held Monday in the Cumberland County Detention Center under $56,000 bonds. Jones later posted bond and was released.

Two people broke into a home on Kennel Road late Friday, flashing a Coats Police Department badge and and pointing a semiautomatic handgun at the four people inside.

Nobody was hurt in the incident, but the robbers fled with electronics, cash and a watch.

Coats police didn't return phone calls Monday, so it's unclear how the robbers obtained the police badge.

In a separate Cumberland County case, an Elizabethtown man is charged with impersonating a state Division of Alcohol Law Enforcement agent.

Fayetteville police said Dennis Allan Inman, 39, flashed an ALE badge inside Club Kizz on Bragg Boulevard early Friday.

Inman is accused of waving a handgun in the air and forcing all patrons of the club to stay inside. He's also charged with having a blue light illegally in his car.


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  • HillBilly Oct 13, 2009

    Are we sure they weren't real policemen?

  • EZeegoing Oct 12, 2009

    Let them see what a real police officer looks like, from the side of a road on a road gang (Cool Hand Luke style).

  • anneonymousone Oct 12, 2009

    There are good reasons for 18-year-olds to be in high school, but 19? Only if the student is learning English or has been fighting health difficulties.

    My best to the faculty and staff of the high school.

  • PearlMonteverde Oct 12, 2009

    Best this no go unpunished! This is about the worst crime since rape. The public is taught to trust the badge.