Fake officer linked to East Texas burglaries

GILMER, TX Edward Charles Lee was in the Upshur County Jail on Friday on charges of impersonating a public servant and possession of a firearm by a felon.

No attorney was listed for Lee, with bond set at $150,000. Lee also was held on a federal detainer. Further details were not immediately available.

Sheriff's Capt. Gary Roberts told the Longview News-Journal that a resident on April 4 confronted a man in his house and the person falsely claimed to be a law officer. The homeowner wrote down the license plate of the man's vehicle. Lee was arrested April 7.

Investigators have recovered more than $30,000 worth of stolen property.

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