Paris man arrested for assault, impersonating a public servant

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PARIS, TX-- A Paris man has been charged with impersonating a public servant after a road rage incident over the holiday weekend.

Police say around 12:30 P.M. Friday. A man reported that a van cut him off, nearly striking his vehicle. He then threw a glass of ice at the van.

The driver of the van, 40-year-old Jeremy Tuley, stopped behind the man at the intersection of 19th Street and Bonham, pulled the man out of his car saying he was a "law enforcement officer," and started punching him.

A witness separated the men, but Tuley followed the man into a nearby convenience store and started attacking him again. Paris Police say don't be afraid to ask law enforcement to prove they are officers.

"First thing I would do is actually say let me see your credentials," said Paris Police Officer Curtis Garrett. "Every officer is going to carry an identification card and if they're an officer, they should have a badge somewhere."

Tuley left the scene before officers arrived but was arrested a short time later.