Man faces charges for impersonating a deputy
An Autryville man was arrested by the Davidson County Sheriff’s Office Interstate Criminal Enforcement Unit on charges of impersonating a Randolph County deputy.
According to a press release from Davidson County, Foy Ray McNeil, 47, of 586 WaterPoint Road in Autryville, was arrested April 22 on Interstate 85 south at mile marker 91 in Lexington on charges of assault by pointing a gun and impersonating a law enforcement officer.
Davidson County said the incident happened after a man called Davidson County 911 and identified himself as a deputy sheriff with Randolph County. The man said he was driving a white unmarked Camaro and following a white Honda that contained narcotics.
Davidson detectives stopped the white Honda for speeding. During the stop, a grey Chevrolet Cavalier driven by Laron Glenn of Charlotte stopped behind the detectives.
Davidson County Sgt. J.W. Soles observed the white Camaro stop behind the grey Cavalier.
Soles noted that a man, later identified as McNeil, exited the Camaro and pointed a .357 handgun at Glenn, who was in the driver’s seat of the grey Cavalier. The man identified himself to Soles as a vice narcotics officer with the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office and that he was currently working a drug investigation on the subjects driving the white Honda and grey Cavalier.
Soles requested identification from the man, who provided a Randolph County Sheriff’s Office identification card. Upon further investigation, Soles discovered that the man was not a current employee with the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office nor was he a sworn officer with Randolph County.
According to the press release, McNeil had not worked for the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office in several years.
Soles arrested McNeil, seized a .357 handgun and a Randolph County Sheriff’s Office identification card along with a Ruger .223 rifle and two T-Shirts bearing the name “SHERIFF.”
McNeil was placed in the Davidson County Detention Center and issued a $10,000 secured bond. He is scheduled to appear in court on May 28.