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Man charged with impersonation

LAWRENCEVILLE - A Gwinnett County man turned himself in to police early this month after an arrest warrant was obtained against him for two counts of felony impersonating an officer.

Cpl. Darren Moloney, spokesman for the Gwinnett County Police Department, said Richard Edwin Lundquist III was arrested Feb. 2 after telling a Lawrenceville couple on Jan. 21 he was a policeman.

"(Lundquist) had a firearm and verbalized himself as a police officer," Moloney said.

The husband and wife were in a subdivision at 2737 Chamberlain Court in Lawrenceville disposing of some trash in a Dumpster when Lundquist allegedly approached them with a gun.

The 37-year-old was wearing a shirt with "police" written on it and identified himself as an officer to the couple.

Moloney said Lundquist told the two they were committing a felony and needed to the remove the garbage which they were disposing.

Moloney said Lundquist told officers, who responded to the couples calls reporting the incident, he was not an officer at the time but used to be an officer in Florida. He also provided officers with a photo I.D. badge that identified him as an agent with Homeland Security.

Investigations revealed Lundquist was never a police officer in Florida and the I.D. badge was fake.

Lundquist also was charged with two counts misdemeanor pointing a firearm at another. He turned himself in at the Gwinnett County Detention Center on Feb. 2 where he later posted a bond of $33,400.