The case of two people charged with robbery and impersonating law enforcement will go forward following a committal hearing Friday morning in Hall County Magistrate Court.
Richard Chambers and Stephanie Bolding are both charged with impersonating an officer, a misdemeanor, and face felony charges of robbery by force and theft by taking motor vehicle.
Chambers faces additional charges of battery and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.
On the night of the theft Nov. 12, the victim thought he was being stopped by an unmarked law enforcement car, a white Chevrolet Tahoe with flashing blue lights, according to the Hall County Sheriff’s Office.
Once stopped, the victim said one of the occupants of the car assaulted him and fled the scene, taking his Jeep Wrangler, according to the sheriff’s office.
The case next goes to a grand jury. A trial date has not yet been set, nor have lawyers been assigned, according to the Hall County Magistrate’s Office.
Chambers is being held without bond in Hall County Jail. Bolding is no longer in custody, according to jail records; her bond had been set at $27,500.
The sheriff’s office advised that if you suspect you are being pulled over by a car that may not be legitimate, you should turn on your car’s hazard lights and continue at the speed limit to a well-lit, populated area and dial 911 to confirm the stop with dispatch.
If the dispatcher advises that the stop is legitimate, stop your car when safe, follow the officer’s instructions, calmly explaining your reason for delaying the stop.
If the dispatcher advises you that the stop is not legitimate, stay on the phone until a local patrol unit can help you, traveling at the speed limit in the meantime.
Remain in your car and follow the instructions of the legitimate officer once they are at the scene.