Shelbyville man accused of impersonating a police officer - WDRB 41 Louisville News

Shelbyville man accused of impersonating a police officer

Posted: Updated:
Chivez Johnson (Source: Shelby County Detention Center) Chivez Johnson (Source: Shelby County Detention Center)

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Shelbyville Police say he posed as a police officer, then robbed his victim. Now, he's in custody.

According to an arrest report, the alleged crime took place on March 23, on Ernest Hawkins Way, near the intersection of 7th St. and Main St. in Shelbyville.

Police say 20-year-old Chivez M. Johnson and an accomplice approached a man, identifying themselves as police officers -- but once they got within arms reach, Johnson allegedly grabbed the man, while the accomplice punched him.

The punch sent the victim to the ground, according to the arrest report, and both men began punching and kicking the man in the head and chest. Police say the accomplice took the man's wallet, which contained $725.

The victim received injuries that required medical attention.

Police say Johnson, who is known in the area, was identified via photograph as one of the attackers.

He was arrested Friday and charged with first degree robbery and impersonating a peace officer.

Copyright 2014 by WDRB News. All rights reserved.

Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and WDRB. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.