An Arkansas Department of Correction guard has been arrested for impersonating a sheriff’s deputy and pulling over drivers.
Terreondrik Robinson, age 21 of Dumas, AR was taken into custody on Monday by the Drew County Sheriff’s Department (DCSD).
Early Monday morning, the DCSD was notified of a man in a white Dodge Charger on Highway 65, north of Tillar, allegedly stopping cars. Sources said the vehicle did not have “blue lights” but did have LED headlights which have a blue intensity when flashed and on and off. The guard who works in the Cummins Unit was also described as possessing a duty belt, similar to those used at ADC.
A victim alleged that a white Dodge Charger pulled up behind him and began to flash his lights in an attempt to stop him. The unnamed victim stopped believing that he was being pulled over. The suspect, who was later identified as Terreondrik Robinson, a black male, approached the victim’s car window, asked him where he was going and took his driver’s license back to his Charger. He then returned with the victim’s driver’s license and handed it back to him.
Chris Grisby, an off-duty police officer with the City of Gould, happened to be driving by and noticed the black male dressed as a deputy. Officer Grisby was able to identify the suspect and make contact with the suspect. He asked Robinson what he was doing. Robinson replied that he was stopping the vehicle for reckless speeding and driving. Officer Grisby then informed the victim that he was an off-duty officer and that the suspect was not an officer. He then contacted appropriate officials.
Officer Grisby described Robinson’s attire as a black tee-shirt with the words “SHERIFF” in yellow letters, a duty belt with a badge. Also found in the suspect’s vehicle was a second black shirt with “POLICE” in white letters.
Robinson was taken into custody and booked into the Drew County Detention Facility. He has been charged with Criminal Impersonation and False Imprisonment, both in the first degree.