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Columbia County man accused of impersonating firefighter

Saturday, Aug 2, 2014 9:44 PM
Last updated Sunday, Aug 3, 2014 12:09 AM
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A 19-year-old man is accused of impersonating a firefighter after pulling over a 16-year-old girl, Columbia County sheriff’s deputies say.

Alexis Hughes, of Appling, passed a slow Chevrolet Trailblazer on Louisville Road about 9 p.m. Thursday, according to an incident report, and the other vehicle sped up and turned on sirens and red lights in the grill and rear-view mirror.

When Hughes stopped, the SUV’s driver, Christian Jerome Lavarias approached and told her that she didn’t use her turn signal and almost cut him off. He waved a radio that read “Columbia County Fire” on the side and asked whether he needed to call the incident in, the report said.

Hughes said she had learned her lesson and drove to her mother, Chasity Hughes, who went to a nearby fire station and then contacted the sheriff’s office.

Lavarias was arrested Satur­day and booked in the Columbia County Detention Center on charges of impersonating a firefighter and false imprisonment.

The sheriff’s office said similar incidents might have occurred to several other people.

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jimmymac 08/03/14 - 06:47 am

Sounds like this guy has a mental problem. Hopefully his family will see he gets the treatment he needs before someone pops him during a illegal stop.

nocnoc 08/03/14 - 12:04 pm
Impersonating Police is bad enough,

but Firemen.

Seems he likes young girls and not his 1st incident with the LAW involving a younger female.

September 26, 2012
Christian Jerome Lavarias 17-year-old is charged with statutory rape
A 17-year-old Evans teen was charged Friday with statutory rape after a 14-year-old girl’s father said they had sex.

The girl’s father accused Christian Jerome Lavarias of having sex with the girl on Sept. 13 in a Hillwood Drive home in Martinez, according to a Columbia County Sheriff’s Office incident report.

Were they "playing" the fireman rescuing the young damsel in distress☺

boodroe 08/04/14 - 10:06 am
There seems to some confusion in what he did

The television news claims He impersonated a policeman the Chronicle a firefighter which one did he do?

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