Easley man accused of impersonating cop, attempted carjacking

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An Easley man has been arrested after police say he attempted to break into a vehicle and impersonate a Greenville County Deputy.

Alan Jacob Gunter, 23, was arrested Saturday after a Pickens County Sheriff’s Officer responded to reports of a suspicious male attempting to break into a vehicle at a home on Pope Field Road in Easley.

The incident report says deputies approached Gunter, who identified himself as a deputy and showed a Greenville County Sheriff’s Office Deputy’s badge.

Deputies made contact with the victim whose vehicle was involved in the attempted break-in. The victim said Gunter reached inside his vehicle and grabbed his arm, according to reports.

Reports say Gunter proceeded to yell for the victim to surrender the car, but the victim was able to break free and call for help.  The victim was not hurt.

Gunter is charged with Attempted Carjacking and Impersonating a Police Officer after it was confirmed that he did not work at Greenville County Sheriff’s Office.

Gunter was taken to the Pickens County Detention Facility where he is being detained with bond set on the following charges: $5,000 for Impersonating a Police officer and $45,000 for Attempted Carjacking.

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