Man Accused of Impersonating Deputy

A Chillicothe man accused of impersonating a sheriff's deputy faces multiple charges after an incident, early Tuesday. According to a Chillicothe Police report, authorities responded to a gas station on Safford Avenue, just after 4 a.m., and saw Mike Harris, 55, holding a baseball bat and trying to get into an occupied vehicle. 

Police say Harris appeared to be intoxicated and refused to comply with orders initially. Police say Harris's face struck the ground as he was being brought to the ground. He was taken to Adena Regional Medical Center for treatment. 

The victim told investigators he had been parked at the game reserve on Pleasant Valley Road when he was approached by Harris, who identified himself as a deputy. The victim said he left, but Harris got into the passenger side of a truck that followed him to the gas station. According to the report, the victim said Harris again approached him with a baseball bat and tried to get inside his car. 

Harris was issued summonses for disorderly conduct, obstructing official business, and impersonating an officer. 


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