Texas Man Charged With Impersonating A Fire Marshal

AMARILLO (October 10, 2012)—Dustin Mark Fuller, 38, of Amarillo, was free on $8,500 bond Wednesday after he was arrested and charged with impersonating a public servant and tampering with government records.

He’s accused of pretending to be a fire marshal and wrongly ordering a business to close.

He’s accused of impersonating a fire marshal and presenting a bogus certificate declaring a business structure unsafe.

Fire Marshal Terry McKinney said Wednesday the case involves an Aug. 22 incident at an amusement business with casino-style machines.

A worker later described the man to officers.

On Aug. 28 investigators stopped Fuller in his SUV.

The questioning led to Fuller's arrest on a narcotics possession charge.

He was later freed on bond.

The impersonation and tampering charges were filed last week.

Fuller surrendered Tuesday and was freed on $8,500 bond.

The tampering charge is a state jail felony with a penalty of as much as two years behind bars.

The impersonation charge is a third-degree felony punishable by as much as 10 years in prison.