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Report: Man impersonated a law enforcement officer

02/15/17 11 a.m.

A Silver Creek man is in jail after he allegedly tried to pull over an off-duty Floyd County Police officer near Hicks Drive on Tuesday night.

According to Floyd County Jail reports, 43-year-old Tony Arden Ruth of 100-A Reeceburg Road is not a police officer but he flashed his vehicle's lights and used a handheld flashlight in an attempt to make a traffic stop on the police officer’s vehicle.

Police said Ruth was driving his vehicle recklessly. The victim’s wife told police she repeatedly asked the accused to stop and he refused her request.


Ruth is charged with impersonating an officer, three counts of second-degree cruelty to children, aggressive driving and reckless driving.