A Macon man has been charged with two counts of impersonating a Macon police officer following multiple occasions in which he allegedly portrayed himself as an officer to businesses.
Jason Samuel Powell, 41, of Render Road, taught crime prevention seminars and sold “police-grade mace” to employees at Statewide Healthcare, 2733 Sheraton Drive, on June 30 and IV Care Options, 151 College St., on June 22, according to Macon police.
Statewide Healthcare contacted police after Powell failed to deliver the mace on July 2 as promised. IV Care Options read about the incident in The Telegraph and contacted police Wednesday.
A third incident was reported Thursday. An employee of Family Health Center, 3780 Eisenhower Parkway, told police Powell gave a presentation on June 8 and sold pepper spray to employees, according to a police report.
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Powell was arrested Thursday afternoon and was released from jail Thursday night on $2,600 bond, according to jail records.