Athens County Reserve Deputy Arrested For Allegedly Impersonating Police Officer


A man who served as a volunteer with the Athens County Sheriff’s Office was arrested for allegedly impersonating a police officer.

According to Athens Sheriff Pat Kelly, Reserve Deputy David Scofield was arrested Saturday evening out of a Feb. 10 incident.

According to the Fairfield County Sheriff’s Office, a deputy pulled Scofield over for speeding in February.

The Fairfield County Deputy said he observed that Scofield had on a hat that said Morgan County Sheriff. Scofield allegedly told the deputy that he did not have his sheriff’s ID because he left it in his work shirt at the office.

Scofield was let go with just a warning to slow down.

When the deputy returned to the office, he called the Morgan County Sheriff’s Office and inquired about Scofield. Officials told the Fairfield deputy that Scofield had worked there but had been terminated in 2003-04.

A warrant for Scofield’s arrest was filed for impersonating a police officer, and deputies went to Scofield’s home to arrest him.

According to the Fairfield County Sheriff’s Office, Scofield told deputies at the time of his arrest Saturday that he was a deputy with the Athens County Sheriff’s Office.

Sheriff Kelly said Scofield is not a full-time deputy but is a volunteer who can work in other departments for the county.

Kelly also said that Scofield is classified as inactive, so he is not currently working as a deputy.

Because of that, Fairfield deputies also charged Scofield with falsification, obstruction of justice and resisting arrest.

Scofield currently is out of jail on bond.

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