Bench warrant issued for former reserve sheriff’s deputy in Cotton County

Bench warrant issued for former reserve sheriff’s deputy in Cotton County

COTTON COUNTY, OK (TNN) - A bench warrant was issued Wednesday for a former reserve sheriff’s deputy in Cotton County.

It stems from a police impersonation charge against him in Stephens County. In late November, a Duncan Police officer says he saw Chase Berry drive his vehicle in front of a pickup during what appeared to be a traffic stop. The officer says Berry got out with a pistol and started yelling demands at the driver in the pickup. Berry was reportedly wearing a police style uniform with a badge and a beanie with the word police on it.

The officer said Berry told him he worked for Grady County.

The DA's office says Berry was not an officer, but did work for the Grady County Detention Center at the time.

He was charged in December with a misdemeanor count of impersonating police.

Berry received a one year deferred sentence in Cotton County in February of last year. It followed guilty pleas for breaking into his ex-girlfriend’s home in Walters and obstructing an investigating officer.

Wednesday’s bench warrant seeks to move up his deferred judgment for those crimes.

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