A Caddo Parish man impersonating a police officer was arrested by Natchitoches Parish Sheriff’s Deputies during a traffic stop south of Natchitoches on Saturday according to the Natchitoches Parish Sheriff’s Office.
On Saturday afternoon January 6 at approximately 12:02pm, Deputies assigned to the NPSO Patrol Division were patrolling on Interstate 49 just south of Natchitoches when they stopped a southbound 2005 silver Infiniti passenger car for Speeding 87 miles per hour in a posted 75 mph speed zone.
Deputies say when they walked up to the vehicle to identify the operator of the vehicle, the operator opened up his wallet displaying a Caddo Parish badge.
The operator of the vehicle was identified as 57-year-old Robert Lee Wright III of the 2400 block of Prestwick Drive, in Shreveport, La.
Deputies further stated that when they asked Wright if he was a law enforcement officer he responded “yes” in Caddo Parish.
A criminal history background check revealed that Wright had a prior arrest by the Caddo Parish Sheriff’s Office in 2013 for Impersonating a Police Officer which led them to investigate further.
Natchitoches deputies contacted the Caddo Parish Constable’s Office who confirmed Wright being a prior terminated employee who failed to return his badge and commission card.
Wright allegedly told Caddo Parish authorities he lost the badge when they asked him to return it.
Robert Lee Wright III, 57, of Shreveport, La. was transported and booked into the Natchitoches Parish Detention Center charged with False Impersonation of a Police Officer.
Wright has been released on a $500 bond set by a Tenth Judicial District Court Judge pending his court appearance.
The vehicle which had concealed emergency lights was impounded by a local wrecker service.
Wright was traveling from Shreveport to Alexandria.
The badge and law enforcement commission card was seized as evidence.
Deputy D. Cato was assisted by members of the NPSO Patrol Division.