A Cheyenne man, impersonating a deputy sheriff is under arrest.
28-year-old Jeremy David Stewart was arrested Tuesday afternoon on two counts of impersonating a police officer and an assault charge.
According to the Laramie County Sheriff's Department, there's been several complaints dealing with Stewart over the last few days. On multiple occasions, at a church, at Walmart, in the parking lot, he claimed to be a deputy and showed a generic department business card. The instance in Walmart is where he picked up the assault charge when he allegedly grabbed a man by the throat.
The investigation into these allegations began after Stewart was contacted by an off duty officer who saw him at Cheyenne Hills, a church in Cheyenne, on Sunday. Stewart was wearing an empty holster and claiming to be a deputy. He was in where the kids were, asking for information on some relatives.
The day before, February 2nd, a report was filed against Stewart at the Cheyenne Walmart. According to the Laramie County Sheriff's Department, he got into a fight with a man there and grabbed him by the throat, again claiming to be a deputy and showing the business card. Then in the parking lot, he got into another fight, again claiming to be a deputy and showing that same card.
CBS NewsChannel 5 spoke to Stewart's girlfriend who says it's all a big misunderstanding.
"He was going around town saying that he was trying to get on with the Sheriff's Department," said Elizabeth Robinson. "Somebody reported that he was telling them that he was a law enforcement and he never said that in front of me. He had told them and he had put down on an application that he was trying to get on with the Sheriff's Department."
Authorities are looking for more information on this Stewart. They ask if you have any or perhaps you yourself have been contacted by him, please call the Laramie County Sheriff's Department at 307-633-4775.