Teen arrested, accused of impersonating a fire fighter

Tony Beverly, 18, is accused of impersonating a fire fighter. (Courtesy: Union County Sheriff's Office)

An 18-year-old was arrested Sunday afternoon after deputies received a complaint from the Marysville Department concerning an individual who had shown up to several EMS calls and was not a member of their department.

Just after 7 p.m. the Marysville Fire Department had responded to an EMS call at the New Dover Mobile Home Park in the 1100 block of US Route 36. When crews arrived to the scene they found a patient inside being treated by an unknown person who identified himself as a volunteer fire fighter, according to a press release from the Union County Sheriff's Office,

Marysville Fire Department said he was wearing firefighter bunker pants and had a fire department radio pager with him and told them he was a volunteer fire fighter for the Bokes Creek Fire Department in Logan County.

During the investigation, Union County deputies say they discovered the suspect lied to fire personnel about who he was and his fire department affiliation. They also found out the suspect had been terminated from the department in 2016.

Deputies arrested 18-year-old Tony Beverly of West Mansfield Sunday afternoon and charged him with impersonating a fire fighter and misconduct at an emergency.

During the arrest authorities found fire fighter turnout gear that was allegedly stolen during a Logan County break-in. The teen was later turned over to Logan County authorities on an outstanding warrant for breaking and entering.



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