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Sheriff: Man pretended to be a judge, then a detective, to get out of traffic-related charges

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Posted at 12:26 PM, Apr 24, 2017
and last updated 2017-04-24 12:26:54-04

CINCINNATI -- A Dearborn County man's attempt to get out of traffic violations landed him in jail with several felonies added to the running list of charges against him.

James Eagle called authorities and impersonated a judge, then a detective, according to Hamilton County Sheriff's Office spokesman Mike Robison. Eagle was attempting to get out of "mostly traffic-related charges" he was facing in Hamilton County.

Now, Eagle is charged with resistance to authority, forgery and impersonation of a peace officer, Robison said. All three are felonies.

Eagle was apprehended by a fugitive warrants unit and state Marshals in his Dearborn County home; he'll be extradited to Hamilton County, Robison said.