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FBI agent? Nope

Lex man facing four charges


A Lexington man who claimed he was an FBI agent is charged in McClain County District Court with two felonies and two misdemeanors.

The charges against Christopher W. Ferrell, 29, are second degree burglary, battery/assault and battery on a police officer, impersonating a police officer and obstructing an officer.

Prosecutors filed the four counts Friday, noting Ferrell has four previous felony convictions in Cleveland County.

Bond was set at $25,000.

According to an affidavit, Purcell police were called to investigate a disturbance at an apartment at 208 E. Main on July 25.

A woman said two people were in her father’s apartment, adding her father was not there.

Police contacted Ferrell and a female companion. When questioned, Ferrell allegedly rambled that he was with the FBI. He then handed the officer a school ID card that wasn’t his.

After being placed in handcuffs, Ferrell reportedly gave police supervisor a fictious name and birth date.

When no ID card could be found matching the name and birth date, the officer again asked Ferrell his name.

He then identified himself as Christopher Ferrell after saying the FBI told him to use a false name, according to the affidavit.

Police contacted the resident by phone and he confirmed Ferrell and the woman had no permission to be in the apartment.

Police recovered a bag allegedly packed by Ferrell and his companion and containing items belonging to the resident.

Ferrell, who reportedly was using methamphetamine, was taken to Purcell Municipal Hospital emergency room.

While there, his handcuffs were removed to he could drink a glass of water. He then became agitated, punching and kicking an officer who was trying to put handcuffs back on him, according to the affidavit.

During the struggle, he allegedly  broke the officer’s radio, the affidavit stated.


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