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Man posing as police officer arrested

Published: 8:38 AM, 06/20/2013 Last updated: 8:39 AM, 06/20/2013

Author: Nelson Morais
Source: The Newport Plain Talk

NEWPORT-A Bybee man staying at the Family Inn on Cosby Highway was arrested on Monday, June 17, after he allegedly posed as a police officer and strip-searched a woman also staying at the motel, the Newport Police Department reported.

Henry Lee Shults, 39, 774 Marshall Hollow Road, Bybee, was arrested and charged with sexual battery, criminal impersonation (of a police officer), and driving on a suspended license.

Shults reportedly came in contact with the victim after her boyfriend got arrested, Det. Jason Ramsey reported.

Shults allegedly told the woman he "was doing what he could to keep her out of jail", but he needed to search her, which he did while she had her clothes on.

For more details, please see the Thursday edition of the Newport Plain Talk.

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