West Monroe man arrested for impersonating a police officer

WEST MONROE, La. - A West Monroe man was arrested and accused of impersonating an officer after numerous light devices were found in his vehicle during a traffic stop.

Michael Holloway, 37 of West Monroe was arrested Friday, June 9, 2017, around 7:00 p.m.

According to the arrest affidavit, a deputy saw a black Dodge Challenger stop on Trade Street in the middle of the road while the driver talked to an Ouachita Correctional Center inmate mowing grass.

The deputy initiated a traffic stop where the deputy saw several lights commonly associated with a police unit located on the dash against the windshield.

The deputy asked Holloway about the lights, and the he said they were red, blue and white flashing lights used for looks.

During a search for illegal contraband in the vehicle, the deputy found a police shirt, police patch and an air gun with an orange tip that resembled a real firearm.

Deputies also found the vehicle was equipped with an audible siren and red, blue and white strobe lights.

Holloway was booked into the Ouachita Correctional Center on one count of false personation of a peace officer/firefighter.

His bond was set at $5,000.


Holloway bonded out Monday, June 12, 2017. 

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