Alabaster man charged with impersonating deputy
Published 6:08 pm Friday, July 22, 2016
By NEAL WAGNER / Managing Editor
ALABASTER – A 55-year-old Alabaster man is facing a felony police-impersonation charge after he allegedly identified himself as a deputy during a domestic incident call.
The Alabaster Police Department arrested Albert Murdoch Jr., who lists an address King Arthur Court in Alabaster, on July 19 and charged him with one felony count of impersonating a peace officer.
The charge is a Class C felony, and carries a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison upon conviction, according to Alabama law.
Murdoch’s charge came after the Alabaster Police Department responded to a domestic incident call involving Murdoch.
When officers arrived on the scene and questioned Murdoch, he allegedly showed Alabaster officers a Marengo County Sheriff’s Office badge and ID card “to gain favor” during the incident.
“We were able to quickly determine he was not a deputy,” said Alabaster Police Lt. Grant Humphries, noting there were no injuries in the domestic incident.
As of July 22, Murdoch was being held in the Shelby County Jail on a $5,000 bond.