18-year-old arrested for impersonating a firefighter in Marysville


MARYSVILLE -- An 18-year-old man was arrested for allegedly impersonating a firefighter in Marysville over the weekend.

According to a release, on April 14, the Union County Sheriff’s Office received a complaint from the Marysville Fire Department concerning an individual showing up at several EMS calls and was not a member of their department.

The suspect has been identified as Tony L. Beverly, 18, of West Mansfield.

At approximately 7:07 p.m. on Saturday, the Marysville Fire Department responded to an EMS call at the New Dover Mobile Home Park in the 11000 block of U.S. 36.

A person was found inside the home with the patient and identified himself as a volunteer firefighter. He was reported to be wearing firefighter bunker pants and had a fire department radio pager with him. During the course of the investigation, it was determined the suspect allegedly lied to Marysville Fire Department personnel about his name and fire department affiliation.

The suspect claimed he was a volunteer firefighter with the Bokes Creek Fire Department in Logan County, but was found to have been terminated from that department in 2016, the release said.

The suspect was located at about noon April 15, walking on U.S. 36 near Whitestone Road.

Beverly was arrested for an outstanding warrant from the Logan County Sheriff’s Office for breaking and entering. He was turned over to a Logan County Sheriff's deputy.

During the investigation, Beverly was in possession of firefighter turnout gear, allegedly stolen during a Logan County break-in. The Union County Sheriff’s Office has charged Beverly with Impersonating a Fire Fighter, a misdemeanor of the first degree; and Misconduct at an Emergency, a misdemeanor of the fourth degree.

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