Waco: Security Guard Charged With Impersonating Officer

A local security guard was jailed Friday facing a long list of charges including impersonating a police officer after a series of incidents including one in which a person was pepper sprayed at a local bar.

Christopher Roger Clifton (Jail photo)

WACO (October 4, 2013)--A local security guard was jailed Friday facing a long list of charges including impersonating a police officer after a series of incidents including one in which a person was pepper sprayed at a local bar.

Christopher Roger Clifton, 27, was in the McLennan County Jail Friday charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, impersonation of a public servant, unlawfully carrying a weapon, assault causing bodily injury, driving while intoxicated and to counts of drug possession.

Bonds had not been set Friday morning.

Officers arrested Clifton at around 2 a.m. Friday on Lake Air Drive after a series of incidents that started when a man got in a fight at a Waco bar during which the owner was threatened with an extendable baton.

After that incident the man and his girlfriend went to a second bar, Oakley’s at 816 North Valley Mills Dr.

While there, the man used pepper spray on one of his girlfriend’s friends and then left in his girlfriend’s car, leaving the woman behind, Swanton said.

When officers stopped the man, they determined he was intoxicated and in possession of drugs, a handgun and a shotgun, Swanton said.


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