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Lumpkin man gets probation for impersonating officer
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A Lumpkin County man accused of impersonating a police officer will spend 24 months on probation after his charges were reduced.

Charles McElroy Turner, 42, also must perform 250 hours of community service according to a deal announced Thursday afternoon in Forsyth County Superior Court.

Turner had faced two counts of impersonating a police officer and two counts of false imprisonment.

The charges stemmed from a January 2011 incident in which he reportedly showed a Lumpkin County Sheriff’s badge to two teenage girls in Forsyth County and told them what they had done was illegal.

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