Police: Chandler man accused of impersonating a U.S. Marshal

CHANDLER, Ariz. (AP) — A Chandler man is facing a felony charge after being accused of impersonating a federal peace officer.

Federal authorities say 40-year-old Justin Adams Cummings allegedly pretended to be a U.S. Marshal earlier this month.

Phoenix TV station KTVK says a Salt River Police report shows Cummings also allegedly misrepresented himself during a Sept. 7 incident at Talking Stick Resort casino near Scottsdale.

Tribal police responded to a person who was acting disorderly and an associate of that person identified himself as a U.S. Marshal.

Police believe that person was Cummings.

Authorities recently obtained a search warrant for Cummings' home in Glendale.

Inside the home, investigators say they found several shirts and a hat with "U.S. Marshals" written on them.

It was unclear Thursday if Cummings has a lawyer yet.

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