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Lafayette man charged with impersonating law enforcement

A Lafayette man faces several charges, including impersonating a police officer, for what started as a domestic incident.

Posted: Oct 2, 2018 12:15 AM

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) -- A Lafayette man faces several charges, including impersonating a police officer, for what started as a domestic incident.

On Saturday, police got a call from a woman who said Alec Severins hit her twice. A responding officer found him walking a few blocks away.

Court documents say he was carrying a handgun without a license.

On the ride to jail, Severins allegedly claimed he was a law enforcement officer Vermillion County, Illinois and the gun was his department- issued weapon.

When investigators called Vermillion County for more information, they said Severins was not an officer. However, they did say he had impersonated one several times before in their own jurisdiction.

Severins was charged Monday with four counts, including domestic battery, impersonation of a public servant, and false informing.

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