UPDATE (with VIDEO): Tyler Police arrest woman accused of impersonating police officer
Tyler — Update (10:45am): Jennifer Louise Cowser has been booked into the Smith County jail. She is charged with two counts of impersonating a Public Servant, which is a 3rd degree felony.
Her bail is set at $150,000 for each charge.
Investigators expect that Cowswer will be facing additional charges, which have not been announced at this time.
Photo from: Smith County Jail
Update (Thursday, Oct. 25 - 9:50am): Tyler Police have arrested the woman who they believe may have impersonated an officer earlier this month.
39 year old Jennifer Louise Cowser was taken into custody on Thursday, October 25th for allegedly searching a man's car while pretending to be an officer on October 14th. She reportedly took several items from the vehicle.
Cowser had been arrested and released from jail for possession of dangerous drugs on October 12th, only a few days before this incident.
Tyler Police are also investigating a prior case of a woman impersonating an officer, which they believe may be connected to the October 15th incident.
It happened on October 7th, and involved a white woman who displayed a police badge to a hispanic man at the D & N Grocery store on West Bow St. in Tyler.
The woman asked for $10. When the man refused to give her the money, she showed the badge and took the victim's wallet from his pants and drove away.
KETK will continue to update this story as more information is released.
Original Report (Monday, Oct. 15): Tyler Police are currently looking for a woman who allegedly impersonated an officer, and robbed a man.
The incident happened just after 8 Sunday Night, at a car wash on the 5000 block of Highway 31 West.
Police tell KETK, a man was approached by a female claiming to be a police officer.
The victim stated that an unknown white female with short brown hair, possibly in her 40’s, approximately 5’5” and 130 pounds, approached him as he was parked near the car vacuums.
She presented a badge that led him to believe that she was a police officer. She informed him that she was going to search his car or he was going to be arrested. After searching his car, she stole a few unknown items from him. She then left in a dark colored compact vehicle. There is no other information available at this time.
Anyone with information about the suspects involved in this crime is urged to contact the Tyler Police Department.