Texarkana man arrested for impersonating police officer


Texarkana Texas Police Department Officers arrested Leslie Cobb, 50, of Hope, Arkansas for Impersonating a Public Servant and Theft of a Firearm on October 28, 2015.

At approximately 11:35 a.m., officers were dispatched to a medical clinic in the 3500 block of Richmond Road on a report of a suspicious person. A clinic staff member told the officers that Cobb, a regular patient, had recently tested positive for methamphetamine and had subsequently been removed from his treatment program. Cobb returned to the clinic on October 28 in a blue police uniform with a badge and told the medical staff that his positive drug test had been the result of being actively involved in drug investigations while working as a law enforcement officer.

The officers spoke to Cobb, who had been waiting in a treatment room and was unaware that police had been notified. Cobb told the officers that he worked for Miller and Hempstead County Sheriff’s Offices. However, his uniform had a shoulder patch from the Lewisville Arkansas Police Department. There were several inconsistencies with his story that immediately led officers to the conclusion that he was not a law enforcement officer. Cobb was carrying a loaded .38 caliber pistol in a holster on his belt that was later determined to have been stolen in Hempstead County, Arkansas.

Cobb was arrested without incident and transported to the Bi-State Jail. His bond has been set at $50,000 for Impersonating a Public Servant and $10,000 for Theft of a Firearm. He remains incarcerated at this time.

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