Terreondrick Robinson, an Arkansas Department of Correction guard, was arrested Monday morning after he was allegedly seen by a Gould Police officer stopping a motorist in Drew County on U.S. Highway 65 between Winchester and Tillar.
The motorist told law enforcement officers the driver of a white Dodge Charger pulled up behind him, flashing the vehicle lights. Believing the driver of the vehicle behind him was a law enforcement officer, the motorist stopped. When he did so, a man wearing a black T-shirt with the word “sheriff” in bold yellow lettering, a “duty belt” and a badge, approached the motorist’s vehicle.
The man, later identified as Terreondrick Robinson, 21, of Dumas, reportedly asked the motorist where he was heading and asked for his driver’s license. Robinson took the driver’s license, walked back to the Dodge Charger, then returned to the motorist and returned his driver’s license, according to information in a news release from the Drew County Sheriff’s Office.
Meanwhile, Chris Grisby, a Gould Police officer, was traveling that same stretch of highway. He recognized Robinson, turned around, and asked Robinson what he was doing. Robinson replied that he stopped the motorist for reckless driving and speeding, according to the news release.
After identifying himself to the motorist, Grigsby told the motorist that Robinson is not a police officer. Grigsby then contacted appropriate officials. Shortly thereafter, at 7:40 a.m., a Desha County deputy contacted the Drew County Sheriff’s Office, saying he was with the driver of a vehicle who was impersonating an officer in Drew County.
When Drew County deputies arrived, they found a second black T-shirt in Robinson’s vehicle. This one had the word “police” in bold white letters.
Drew County deputies arrested Robinson and took him to the Drew County Detention Center where he is awaiting a first appearance hearing. He likely will be charged with first-degree criminal impersonation and first-degree false imprisonment.
Drew County Sheriff Mark Gober said the investigation is ongoing.