Man accused of impersonating Carter deputy’s son

John Thompson • Oct 1, 2012 at 10:08 PM

ELIZABETHTON — A man was arrested by Carter County deputies on Sunday on several charges after he allegedly attempted to impersonate the son of a Carter County deputy.

Huston D. Hartley, 18, 817 First St., was arrested by Sgt. Kenny Cornett on charges of criminal impersonation, driving on a suspended license, leaving the scene of an accident with injury and failure to appear in court.

Cornett said he conducted a traffic stop on Tenn. Highway 44 on Sunday afternoon and asked Hartley for his identification. When Hartley said he did not have identification, Cornett asked his name.

Cornett said the man gave a name and then produced a driver’s license with that name on it. Cornett was surprised. He said the identification card belonged to the son of a Carter County deputy. He contacted the deputy and asked why the man had her son’s driver’s license. She said Hartley had wrecked her son’s vehicle and her son’s driver’s license was in the vehicle at the time.

Cornett then asked the man for his wallet. Inside, he found a Social Security card that identified him as Hartley. Cornett conducted a records check and found an outstanding warrant charging Hartley.

The warrant was a result of an accident that took place on Sept. 18 at the intersection of Siam Road and Jones Road. The responding officer said two men in the vehicle had left the scene. One man who had been injured was found a short time later and identified the driver as Hartley.

Hartley is scheduled to appear in Sessions Court on Nov. 27.

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