Zion man, 21, charged with impersonating cop while trying to purchase gun


Zion man impersonating a cop.

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

BENTON TOWNSHIP, Ill. —  A man has been charged for impersonating an officer while trying to purchase a gun with a stolen badge in Benton Township.

Marquise Lewis, 21, of Zion, Ill., is charged with a felony count of falsely impersonating a peace officer.

Police say employees at 5 Star Firearms called the Lake County Sheriff’s Office after Lewis came into the store attempting to buy a weapon.

Lewis identified himself as a police officer, while presenting a badge. The employees had doubts about his police officer status and contacted authorities.

Sheriff’s Deputies responded and confirmed he was not a police officer.

According to the Chicago Tribune, Lewis had been a civilian employee of the city of Zion and stole an officer’s badge during his employment.

Lewis appeared in court Tuesday and was released on a $25,000 Recognizance Bond.

He will appear in court again on July 11.


Latest News

More News