Man charged with impersonating officer dies

By: From Wire Reports
By: From Wire Reports
McALESTER, Okla. (AP) - Authorities say a Texas man charged with impersonating a police officer and assault has died.

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McALESTER, Okla. (AP) - Authorities say a Texas man charged with impersonating a police officer and assault has died.

The McAlester News-Capital reports (http://bit.ly/Olzkr0) that court records say the case against 23-year-old John Austin Osborne of Arlington, Texas, was dismissed Sept. 11 because Osborne died Aug. 24.

A cause of death is not listed.

Osborne was charged in March with using an assault rifle to threaten a woman in McAlester and telling her he was a police officer.

Osborne denied the allegations - but police say a rifle matching the description given by the woman was found in the house where Osborne was located.

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Information from: McAlester News-Capital, http://www.mcalesternews.com

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