Man Arrested for Impersonating a Police Officer
Texarkana, Texas Police Officers arrested Leslie Cobb, 50, of Hope, Ark., on charges of Impersonating a Police Officer and for Theft of a Firearm yesterday, Oct. 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. According to a police, 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 allegedly 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.
Officers spoke to Cobb who had been waiting in a treatment room and was apparently unaware that police had been notified. Cobb told the officers that he worked for Miller and Hempstead County Sheriffs' Offices. However, Cobb's uniform had a shoulder patch from the Lewisville, Ark., 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 also was reportedly carrying a loaded .38 caliber pistol in a holster on his belt that was later determined to have been stolen in Hempstead County, Ark.
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.