Deputies Nab Impersonation Suspect

Teen will be charged as adult

Patrick Gentry
October 29, 2018 - 4:40 pm

Greenville County deputies say a teenager who was suspected of impersonating law enforcement in the northern part of the county is now in custody.

Investigators with the Greenville County Sheriff’s Office have arrested 17 year-old, Thomason Michael Barrett Hand with four counts of Impersonating a Law Enforcement Officer. 

Investigators learned that Hand represented himself as a law enforcement officer at four separate locations, by verbally identifying himself as such and displaying a badge and what appeared to be a handgun, handcuffs and a radio on his waist. 

Investigators say Hand was able to acquire the law enforcement equipment through a relative who is a law enforcement officer without the relative knowing. 

According to GCSO, the teen was driving a dark gray Ford Explorer with working interior blue lights and a siren. 

Hand was transported to the Greenville County Detention Center where he was released on a $4000 bond. 

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