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Police: Fake officer arrested

DULUTH - Gwinnett police are asking for the public's assistance in building a case against a Duluth man arrested last week on charges he allegedly was posing as a Georgia State Patrol officer at a Duluth apartment complex.

Moses Roscoe Eaddy, 37, was arrested Friday and charged with a single felony count of impersonating a law enforcement officer, according to Gwinnett police spokesman Cpl. David Schiralli.

He was released from the Gwinnett County Jail the same day on $11,200 bond, jail records show.

Eaddy initially aroused suspicions July 3 when security officers at the Idlewylde apartments in the 1400 block of Boggs Road in Duluth reported he allegedly identified himself as a Georgia State Patrol officer assigned to the Crime Prevention Unit, Schiralli said.

After obtaining a warrant to search Eaddy's residence, authorities found several badges and vests with the word "police" written on the back, according to Schiralli.

Authorities do not know how long Eaddy was impersonating a law enforcement officer or if he frequented additional areas in the county.

The public is asked to call police at 770-513-5300 if they have had any contact with Eaddy in which he represented himself as a police officer.

"This is still an ongoing investigation," Schiralli said in a phone interview Tuesday. "We don't know too much more; we're still building a case."