Man faces charges after police say he claimed to be FBI agent

Published 7:55 pm Tuesday, January 3, 2017

A city man faces charges after police say he showed up in the lobby of the Carter County Detention Center intoxicated and claiming to be an agent of the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
Carter County Sheriff’s Office Lt. Michael Bean arrested David Napier, 51, of 918 Stateline Road, on Monday evening and charged him with public intoxication and criminal impersonation.
On Monday shortly before 6 p.m., a dispatcher at the Sheriff’s Office asked deputies to come to the lobby of the Detention Center in reference to a man claiming to be an FBI agent.
“Upon arrival I noticed the male subject in the lobby talking to Sgt. David Caldwell,” Bean said. “I recognized the male subject from a previous incident and identified him as Mr. David Napier.”
When Bean entered the lobby he said he smelled the odor of an alcoholic beverage coming from Napier’s person. Napier denied consuming any alcohol or taking in any medication when asked by officers.
“Mr. Napier stated several times that he was a federal officer and that his name was David Sparro,” Bean said. “I asked Mr. Napier why he was in the lobby of the Sheriff’s Office and he stated that he was attempting to gain information about a young man that had been previously assaulted.
“Mr. Napier was very uncooperative with Sgt. Caldwell and I, so I placed him into custody for public intoxication and criminal impersonation,” Bean added. “After escorting Mr. Napier to the booking area, I spoke with the dispatcher who originally requested officers to respond and she stated that Mr. Napier initially showed up in the lobby with a lit cigarette. Mr. Napier was asked several times by the dispatcher to walk back outside with his cigarette before she requested officers to respond.”
As of Tuesday afternoon, Napier remained in custody at the Carter County Detention Center under a $1,500 bond.

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