Teen charged with impersonating police officer

Author: Joel Eisenbaum, Investigative Reporter, Anchor, jeisenbaum@kprc.com
Published On: Jun 05 2012 05:48:09 PM CDT
TOMBALL, Texas -

A Tomball teenager who aspired to be in law enforcement has been arrested for impersonating a police officer.

Clayton Davis Kelly, 17, was charged with a third-degree felony after admitting he "pulled over" the wife and son of a real Tomball police officer, police said.

Kelly had been a member of the Tomball Police Department's Explorers Program, which can pave the way for a career in law enforcement. But Kelly was put on indefinite suspension from the program in August 2011 after an altercation with another Explorer, police said.

Police recovered emergency lights from Kelly and detectives said he confessed to pulling over other people in the past. It does not appear Kelly made direct contact with anyone.

The victim in the most recent case noted the license plate number of the Ford F-150 that pulled her over, officials said. Police arrived at Kelly's parents' home a short time later, where the truck was registered.

Kelly is free on $5,000 bond. His next court date is in early July.