Man arrested for impersonating a deputy

By DeeAnna Haney | Aug 29, 2013

Police arrested a Waynesville man who is accused of impersonating a sheriff's deputy at two Clyde businesses.

Clyde Police Chief Gerard Ball said dozens of calls flooded the police department after The Mountaineer printed surveillance photos of a man who posed as a deputy at Single Stop gas station and the Tobacco Barn, attempting to take smoking pipes as evidence in an investigation.

Tips from the public led police to arrest Brian Caudill, 35, of Sonoma Road, at his home Wednesday evening. Caudill had shaved the mustache that was shown on the video surveillance, but told police that he did it to get pipes for a friend.

He is charged with misdemeanor impersonating a law enforcement officer and was jailed under $5,000 secured bond.

Ball thanked the public for their assistance in solving the case.