East Ridge Police Say 19-Year-Old Carried Out Robbery Posing As Police Officer

Tuesday, February 18, 2014
Darquail Deonte Aikens
Darquail Deonte Aikens

East Ridge Police said a 19-year-old Cleveland, Tn., youth carried out a robbery while posing as a police officer.

Darquail Deonte Aikens, of 1605 King Edward Ave., Cleveland, is charged with robbery and criminal impersonation.

In the incident Saturday, police said Jordan Stueve said Aikens approached him at the Knights Inn on Ringgold Road. He said Aikens displayed a small round gold object that he took to be a badge.

He said Aikens identified himself as a police officer and placed his hands behind his back.

The victim said Aikens told him that if he paid him money he would not take him to jail.

Aikens told police he did tell Stueve he was a police officer after he was given money for narcotics. He admitted placing his hands behind his back and walking him outside.

The victim said $200 was taken from him in $20 bills. Police said Aikens had $193 on him in twenties and ones.

He also had a small round gold pocket watch.

Aikens is due to appear in East Ridge Criminal Court next Tuesday. 

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