Man posing as U.S. Marshall arrested

From NBC12 News

RICHMOND, VA (NBC12) - A routine traffic stop in Richmond ends in the arrest of a man pretending to be a federal law enforcement officer.

Police say around 6:00 Saturday night an officer pulled over a vehicle for running a stop sign at the intersection of Lovells Rd. and Cullen Rd.

When the officer asked for identification the suspect claimed he was a U.S. Marshall.

However when the officer asked for proof the suspect drove off.

Police say they chased the suspect to the 3100 block of Maurice Ave. where they were able to stop the vehicle and make an arrest.

The name of the suspect has not been released.

Police say the motorist faces multiple charges including impersonating a police officer and eluding police.

A second police chase in Richmond wasn't as successful.

Police say an officer attempted to pull over a vehicle for a traffic violation just before 1:00 a.m. Sunday morning in the intersection of 2nd Ave. and Spruce St.

The suspect led police on a chase that ended in Whitcomb Court in the 2300 block of Bethel St.

Police say the driver jumped out of the vehicle and ran.

K-9 and an airplane were called out to search for the suspect but no arrests where made.

Anyone with information that may help police is asked to call Crime Stoppers and 780-1000.

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